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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 […]

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 […]

Choosing Insulation for Carbon Value

Why More is Not Always Better: Part 2

Mineral wool board insulation, blown in mineral wool, and mineral wool batt insulation. Courtesy photos

Catherine Paplin

In Part 1 (see issue #60 of Green Energy Times), we discussed XPS (extruded polystyrene) board and closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation, which are produced with blowing agents (HFC, […]

The FY21 Building Communities Grants

FY21 Building Communities Grants Announced

The FY21 Building Communities Grants through the Department of Building and General Services (BGS) is now available for applications. The Building Communities Grant Program consists of the Recreational Facilities Grant Program, the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, and the Human Services and Educational Facilities Grant Programs. These grants are intended […]

Many Benefits: Invest in Low-income Solar

Solar energy has chronically had trouble getting access to the investment side of low income housing development. The concept of tax credit finance for low income housing is that low income folks need housing, spend money on rent, benefit the community when they have stable housing, but struggle to make long term investments individually and […]

Free Webinar on Wednesday: Five Ways Construction is Changing

Builders are facing strong demand but saddled with a massive shortage of skilled labor. In this webinar, Editor-In-Chief Matt Power explores how these conditions has made them more than usually open to new products and systems, from envelopes to “disruptive” insulating techniques. He’ll talk about new methods of wrapping and sealing buildings, new electronic systems […]

September Webinar: Back by Popular Demand – The Best of the 2018 Better Buildings Summit

SEPTEMBER

UPCOMING WEBINAR BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE BEST OF THE 2018 BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

This webinar features a few of the top-rated presentations from last month’s Summit, a rare chance to catch some of the talks you might have […]

Building America Solution Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Five Years and a Million Stronger

Five years ago, Building America launched an interactive resource for high-performance home construction. Today, the Building Technologies Office’s Building America Solution Center continues to skyrocket in popularity, growing from about 77,000 users in 2013 to more than 298,000 users in 2017. That’s an increase of 287%! In […]