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Integrating Social Equity into Green Building

Image from: onecommunityglobal.org

James Wilson

The causes of social inequity and injustice are deeply rooted within the systems that shape our society, including the built environment. The built environment represents the literal foundation of our society’s presence in the world – from the smallest rural community to the largest city. The way […]

Factors That Determine Thermal Comfort

Comparison of window performance at different temperatures from “Window Performance forHuman Thermal Comfort,” by Center for the Build Environment, Nov. 2005. (www.bit.ly/WindowThermal-Comfort).

It’s Not Just the Thermostat!

Joanne Coons

When I was in elementary school, if my friend Wendy was cold in her house, her mother would have her run outside without a coat […]

Wright Construction Builds with Award-Winning Techniques

: The post and beam award-winning addition for this home in Ludlow, Vermont is nearlyfinished in this photo

George Harvey

Readers may remember that we have had articles in the past about Wright Construction Company, in Mount Holly, Vermont. The most recent appeared in June of 2018, and it addressed issues many builders never […]

Concord Couple Wins NHSaves Net-Zero Prize

NHSaves Drive to Net-Zero Competition third-place home in Concord, NH. Courtesy image from R. H.. Irving Homebuilders.

George Harvey

In early January, Nancy Rae Mallery, the publisher of Green Energy Times spoke in a very brief interview with builder Bob Irving. The questions and answers went as follows.:

NRM: Did you […]

Efficiency Vermont’s EEN Contractor Spotlight

Montpelier Construction of Barre, VT Interview with Malcolm Gray, Founding Partner

Malcolm Gray, Founding Partner of Montpelier Construction located in Barre, Vermont. Courtesy photo

Green Energy Times staff

What is your area of expertise? I’ve been building energy-efficient homes since the late 1970s. The definition of energy efficient has been a moving target the […]

A Bunch of B.S. (Building Science, of course!)

Up on The Roof

Nate Gusakov

The toolkit of an energy auditor is a fascinating collection of building science technology: infrared cameras, Wi-Fi-enabled digital manometers, blower doors, fog machines and combustion analyzer. It’s a lot of cool technology. Most of it runs on batteries or needs periodic calibration or has sensors that fail or software […]

A Question of Windows

The outer envelope upgrade was well underway during the summer, with taped Kohltech windows and Huber Zip System sheathing. All photos courtesy of H. Sloane Mayor.

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Windows. Light. Views. A contrasting relief to the inside of our homes. Also, an added expense, a challenge to keeping the inside temperatures under […]

OpenSash: Retrofitting Existing Windows for the Many Since 2010

: Glazing a window at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. Photo: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.

Christopher Pratt

I began repairing windows in Portland Oregon in 2007. It was good work, but climate change was steering people toward energy efficient replacement windows that didn’t require storm windows. I was about to give […]

The Great Indoors: Creating a More Healthful and Safer Built Environment

Reprinted with permission from Steven Winter Associates, Inc. April 16, 2020 blog at http://bit.ly/SWA_GreatIndoors

Steve Winter Associates Team – Jayd Alvarez, Thomas Moore, Lauren Hildebrand, Maureen Mahle, and Peter Stratton

Ventilation on a rooftop. All images courtesy of Steven Winter Associates

As humans, we spend a lot of time indoors. Studies by the U.S. […]

Wright Builders, Inc. Develops EarthKind Homes

High-efficiency standards with low-embodied carbon for safe, healthy living with comfort in mind

George Harvey

There are a lot of labels used to describe the energy efficiency of buildings. We can start a list with LEED-certified, net-zero, net-zero ready, and HERS index, and add more to it. It is confusing, and if […]