Tag Archives: Alternative Energy

Leading The Way Toward Carbon Neutral Housing

The European Union and several of its member nations are moving forward rapidly with the concept of lowering the carbon footprint of houses. Concerns over climate change have driven this movement but many groups are now recognizing the practical implications–carbon … Continue reading

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CIMA Offers Presentations On Saving Energy

It is certainly no secret that energy costs are rising for U.S. households and businesses. While the estimates vary, studies in the past few years have put the average energy cost for the typical household ranging from 10 to as … Continue reading

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Although It’s Been Cold We’re Getting Hotter

Whether you believe climate change is a planetary or man-made phenomenon, it’s hard to refute that our world is getting hotter. Even though much of the nation has suffered through a harsh winter, the global thermostat continued to set records … Continue reading

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Weatherizing Homes: Winter of Discontent

The record winter that 2011 is producing across the nation is focusing more people to seriously think about green building and home weatherization. This snowy, icy cold winter comes on the heals of very frigid seasons in 2010. As the … Continue reading

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Carbon Neutral Housing—Meeting Climate Change Challenges

The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) has joined forces with the Engineered Wood Association (APA) to bring forward the next generation of residential construction—Carbon Neutral Housing—with the Carbon Challenge. Carbon emissions continue to be at the forefront of the climate … Continue reading

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Solar Panels – The (Smallest) Footprint

We are often confronted with questions about the “greenest” way to generate electricity in the home. In doing some research on the embodied energy / carbon footprint of a variety of different solutions we came across a company in the … Continue reading

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