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Introducing the Elio

February 28th, 2014 | by Jennifer Shockley

It is always nice to have choices or alternatives to the newest trends. As an individual, if you aren’t sold [&hellip

Tankless Water Heaters Made Simple

October 4th, 2012 | by pressroom

The new NPE Series greatly reduces time and labor for a typical tankless retrofit by utilizing existing gas lines and existing flue chases. In fact, this new technology allows installation time to be reduced by half compared to other tankless water heaters. All these technical advances make the Navien NPE tankless series ideal for tank water heater replacement

Guest Post: Solar Energy – Making the Switch to a Greener Future

August 22nd, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

When most people think of using solar energy in their homes, they envision massive arrays of solar panels attached to the roof and complete detachment from the traditional power grid. Unfortunately, harnessing the sun's energy to the point of being able to go off the grid is still cost-prohibitive for the average homeowner, particularly if they own an existing property. There are ways to help offset these costs, but there are also a number of ways to utilize solar power in the home without a complete overhaul

NAHB Awards Scott Homes with Third EVHA

March 19th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

On Feb. 9, 2012 the National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHB) held its seventeenth annual International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. The gold winners were Nexus EnergyHomes, Inc., Ferrier Builders Inc., Stitt Energy Systems, Inc., Josh Wynne Construction, LaMirada Homes by Michael Ginsburg and the three in New Custom/Demonstration for Cold climates were Flynner Building Company, Kirby Nagelhout Construction and Zero Energy Plans and Scott Homes, Inc

Service Stations Designed with the Future in Mind

January 21st, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

As the progression of service stations continues, it is a truly inspirational story of what changes in design and technology lie ahead for sustainable resources, from the past petro designs to the future hydrogen stations

Earth Advantage and NEEA Launch Free Online Course “Ducts Inside” for Industry Professionals

July 22nd, 2011 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

Earth Advantage and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) have teamed up to provide a free online course on how to reduce home energy use by 15 to 20 percent by a placement method of keeping all ducting within the conditioned space of new homes. A self-paced online course geared toward industry professionals, the self-paced tutorials, "Ducts Inside" teaches builders, designers, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals a new energy-efficient method that can save energy and home heating and cooling costs

Portland Green Homes Outperform Non-Certified Homes For Fourth Straight Year

June 20th, 2011 | by Matt Smith

The desire for homes that conform to the green building standards of organizations such as Earth Advantage, ENERGY STAR, or LEED is growing throughout the world, and nowhere is that more evident than Portland, Oregon. For the fourth straight year in a row, green certified homes have outperformed non-certified homes in the Portland metro region, according to a study by the Earth Advantage Institute

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