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Newsletter #153
Green Building & Energy Efficiency

Latest Industry News, Events, Issues, Products, And Resources
December 6, 2017

Contents:

1. Industry Issues, Forecasts & Trends
2. Business Management
3. Building Design & Trends
4. Codes Standards & Regulations
5. Building Science & Technologies
6. Building Performance Issues
7. Products & Suppliers
8. Installation & Procedures
9. Fuels, Energy & Transportation
10. Information Sources
11. Conferences & Shows
12. Education & Training
13. Costs & Savings
14. Incentives, Financing & Programs

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Here is another special BC Building Info issue on green building and energy efficiency.

The regular BC Building Info newsletter covering all industry topics will come your way in a few weeks as usual. Hope you find at least a wee bit of value here somewhere.

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Ken Farrish
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Archive of Building Science Newsletters
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1. Industry Issues, Forecasts & Trends

Net-Zero Homes Grew 33 Percent in 2016
Curbed says net-zero energy sustainable construction, while its still on the fringe, is rapidly gaining popularity. In 2016, 33 percent more net-zero units were built across the US and Canada than the previous year. The 8,023 new single-family and multifamily units will eliminate the equivalent of 16,406 cars and 77,929 tons of CO2 emissions each year, versus buildings that met code compliance.

Interest in Green Building is On the Rise
Green Building Advisor says one-third of US single-family builders say that most of their new homes can be called green.

Climate Urgency & Action
Builder Magazine describes what architects, builders, manufacturers, and investors can and must do, while there's still time.

Canada is Not Falling Behind in Addressing GHG Emissions
Business Council of BC says Canada beats the US in lowering electricity-related GHG emissions over the 1990 to 2015 timeframe, with a reduction of 17%. Over the same period, US electricity sector emissions rose by 17%. Canada also fares quite well if the starting point is 2005: we posted a 33% decline in electricity-related emissions in the subsequent decade, compared to a 29% decrease in the US.

Green Opportunity, Having Our Cake & Eating It Too
National Post article by Bjorn Lomborg says one can admit that cutting CO2 has a cost, but argue the climate benefits are still worth it. But we need to be honest there's a trade-off.

Are Canada’s Climate Action Plans Cost-Effective?
Fraser Institute study on Canada's climate action plans finds that current provincial plans will cost Canadians billions and likely produce very little environmental benefits, based on a detailed review of provincial climate action plans and results from countries and other jurisdictions around the world that have pursued similar policies.

Relativism of Environmental Indicators
Business Council of BC says in the case of environmental indicators and performance measures, factors such as geography, population, and economic structure matter a lot. These are mostly ignored and assumed to be the same across all advanced economy jurisdictions in published analyses concerning environmental progress of Canada and its provinces/territories, making comparisons of true performance difficult.

Climate Risk Raises Stranded Asset Potential
REMI Network says fire and flood created an ominous backdrop for real estate investment in the spring and summer of 2017 as natural calamities engulfed or inundated billions of dollars worth of property in North America and beyond.

2. Business Management

High-Performance Homes Made Simple, for Consumers
EnergyLogic has made it easy to explain to consumers the complexities of high-performance homes. Their consumer's website page breaks down the intricacies of building science, 3rd-party verification, high-performance health benefits, and more.

Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies
Canadian Construction Association has announced the publication of a new resource for its members: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR.

6 Benefits of Becoming a Sustainable Business
Environmental Leader says research shows that sustainability has real business benefits when conscientiously integrated into business operations.

Tale of Two Value Propositions
OmStout Consulting offers some tips on listening to customers, finding out what they care about and are willing to pay for, and helping them save energy in the process.

Renters Are Interested In Energy Efficiency, But Have Unique Needs
Clean Technica says it’s often assumed that homeowners care more about energy efficiency opportunities than renters, but a new report shows that actually, homeowners and renters have similar feelings about efficiency.

Is Your Home Performance Salesperson Pricing Right?
OmStout Consulting says if you’re not using unit pricing, it’s time to start moving in that direction.

Relational Contracting
Passive Buildings Canada online video on relational contracting discusses this gold standard of Integrated Project Delivery contract types.

Information on Climate Risk Insurance
United Nations University says the new online Climate Insurance database shares the experiences of numerous international organizations in the field of risk transfer and insurance solutions in the context of climate risk management and disseminates information on good practices and innovative solutions.

3. Building Design & Trends

Nine Must-See Green Homes
Custom Home Magazine describes some projects that are raising the bar on sustainable building.

5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
Dwell describes five sustainable design terms you should know.

Top 10 Resilient Design Resources
AIA Baltimore describes their top ten resilient design resources.

Passive Approaches to Low-Energy Affordable Housing
CMHC report Passive Approaches to Low-Energy Affordable Housing summarizes a literature review of existing research and projects to identify promising passive design strategies and technologies for low-energy and affordable multi-residential buildings, real-world projects that have successfully implemented passive low-energy approaches in their design and construction, and some of the challenges, costs and benefits associated with passive low-energy affordable homes. (PDF)

Professional Practice Guidelines for Whole Building Energy Modelling Services
Architectural Institute of BC says the draft version of Engineers and Geoscientists BC /Architectural Institute of BC Professional Practice Guidelines – Whole Building Energy Modelling Services is available for review until November 5, 2017.

In Search of Healthy Communities, Engaging Developers
Building Research Knowledge Base online paper In Search of Healthy Communities: A Conceptual Framework for Engaging Developers, outlines the early stages of a research initiative exploring considerations for building a business case for private developer investment in projects engaging community health. The resulting business cases would be able to inform municipal policies to encourage multifamily development projects that support creating a culture of health in communities, as well as incentivize or make the case to developers to incorporate health in their projects.

Home Energy Rating & Disclosure Guide for Ontario
NAIMA Canada says the Ontario government committed to universal energy labeling of homes within the Green Energy & Economy Act of 2009. Under this legislation, every resale home would require an audit that discloses energy consumption. The government’s commitment for energy labeling at a time of listing is also part of the Minister of Energy’s 2016 Mandate Letter from the Premier of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.

In Norway, Home Energy Labels Are Not a Lure for Buyers
Green Building Advisor says research finds that home buyers are largely indifferent to energy labels, echoing concerns among some green builders in the US.

4. Codes Standards & Regulations

Public Review of Proposed Changes to National Codes of Canada
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2017 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications: National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC); National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC); National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC).

Long Term Strategy for More Ambitious Canadian Energy Codes
Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes paper Long Term Strategy for Developing and Implementing More Ambitious Energy Codes examines: What the shift means to code development; A tiered approach for flexibility for the provinces; Consideration of the role of renewables; Focus on energy not carbon; Direction for existing homes; Cost versus benefit; Pros and cons of a regulatory approach. (PDF)

CHBA Warns of New Energy Code Costs
Home Builder Canada says the proposed new federal energy building code will nail costs ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 onto the price of a new house, according to the Canadian Home Builders Association.

Could Stretch Codes Supercharge the Green Marketplace?
GreenBiz says stretch codes have emerged as a promising solution that jurisdictions can use to drive better energy performance in the built environment and set a long-term vision for efficiency stringency in buildings further into the future.

Assessment for Energy Code Compliance in Medium to Large Cities
Institute for Market Transformation says this City Energy Project methodology is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates.

Sea Level Rise Incorporated into BC Flood Hazard Guidelines
Engineers and Geoscientists BC says an amendment to BC Flood Hazard Area Land Use Management Guidelines incorporating sea level rise into building setbacks and flood construction in coastal areas will come into effect January 1, 2018.

Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change
FortisBC says their deal with Vancouver promotes collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve efficiency while continuing to provide residents and businesses access to natural gas.

Performance Path Guide Compares Options for Meeting International Energy Code
Engineered Wood Association guide Performance Path to Energy Code Compliance describes how builders can cost-effectively meet energy code requirements by value-engineering energy efficiency for a whole-home system.

5. Building Science & Technology

Moisture Buffering & Ventilation Strategies to Control Indoor Humidity
RDH Building Science research Moisture Buffering and Ventilation Strategies to Control Indoor Humidity in a Marine Environment found that moisture buffering potential of drywall effectively regulates indoor humidity peaks, and maintains relative humidity levels within acceptable thresholds, when coupled with adequate ventilation as recommended by ASHRAE. (PDF)

High Performance 2X4 Walls With 1"–1.5" Exterior Insulative Sheathing
US Department of Energy online Construction Guide to Next-Generation High-Performance Walls Part 2 addresses walls constructed with 2x4 wood frame studs, wood structural panel (WSP) sheathing as wall bracing and added backing for foam sheathing, a layer of rigid foam sheathing insulation up to 1.5 in. thick over the WSP, and a cladding system installed over the foam sheathing in low-rise residential buildings up to three stories in height. (PDF)

Energy Efficient Dehumidifiers
NRCan provides information and resources on energy efficient dehumidifiers.

Fixing a Musty Crawlspace
Advanced Energy says a musty crawlspace can usually be fixed by stopping the water that supports the biological growth giving off that musty smell.

Why You Should Be Concerned About Latest Trend in Home Performance
Green Building Advisor says we should probably not be driving the industry to focus on promoting health benefits as a way to stimulate growth.

Calculating Effective Thermal Resistance of Opaque Assemblies
NRCan provides thermal resistance properties of opaque assembly materials required to calculate the total effective thermal resistance of building assemblies under Energy Star for New Homes Standard. The format is designed to provide simple, easy-to-use look-up tables for the effective thermal resistance of portions of assemblies containing both framing members and cavity insulation, as well as continuous material layers (including air films).

Unvented Sloped Wood-Framed Roofs in Cold Climates
RDH Building Science online slide show presentation provides a State of the Art Review of Unvented Sloped Wood-Framed Roofs in Cold Climates. (PDF)

Winds of Change for Vertical Axis Turbines
Stanford research suggests vertical axis turbines, which may have fewer impacts on birds and the environment, could increase public support for new wind energy installations.

6. Building Performance Issues

Green Buildings Can Make You Smarter
Energy Vanguard provides information on a study on indoor air quality in green buildings compared to that in conventional buildings.

Is Your Green Roof a Pest Paradise?
Multifamily Executive Magazine says by understanding potential pest threats and implementing proper prevention techniques, you can ensure your rooftop amenity remains an oasis for people, not insects, birds, and rodents.

There’s Mold in My Attic
Green Building Advisor discusses how to address attic mould in a seasonal cabin converted to year-round use.

National Housing Strategy to include GHG Emissions & Energy Consumption
EnerQuality says the Canadian National Housing Strategy will include GHG emissions and energy consumption components.

Assessing Energy Performance of Exterior Retrofitted MURB Rentals
CMHC report Assessing the Energy Performance of Exterior Retrofitted Multi-Unit Residential Rental Buildings summarizes assessed pre- and post-retrofit energy performance of several buildings built in the 1960s - 1980s. Thermal upgrades to the building envelope, such as overcladding the brick exterior and window upgrades, show promising results. (PDF)

Energy Consumption in Low-Rise Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
RDH Building Science study Energy Consumption in Low-Rise Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings was performed to understand the energy consumption in low-rise wood-frame multi-unit residential buildings and townhouse buildings in south-west BC. The purpose of the detailed analysis was to assess opportunities to improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in existing low-rise MURBs using whole building energy modelling. (PDF)

Using Building Envelope to Achieve Materials Points & Petals
Morrison Hershfield says when considering sustainability certification, the building envelope both constitutes a significant quantity of the materials, and is a challenging part of the certification process due to the building envelope chemical nature. All key sustainability programs (LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Green Globes) include a materials component and often include an exclusions list.

LEED Must Be Updated To Address Climate Change
LEEDuser says if LEED does not incorporate deep CO2 reductions as a requirement, it will fail its most important test of leadership.

7. Products & Suppliers

BC Reference Procedure for Simulating Spandrel U-Factors
Fenestration Association of BC online Reference Procedure for Simulating Spandrel U-Factors is a voluntary procedure that may be used to determine spandrel panel U-factors for whole building energy design standard compliance.

Top 10 Products for 2018
Building Green presents their innovative Top 10 product selections that improve IAQ, save energy and water, contain fewer hazardous materials, and promote material transparency.

Natural Wool Insulation Creates Smarter, Healthier Spaces
Green Building Elements says ahead-of-the-trend green builders, architects, and homeowners can use healthy, sustainable sheep’s wool insulation for new construction, and retrofitting existing homes and businesses.

New Fluorescent Air Leak Detection System
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel, nontoxic fluorescent air leak detection system that can find cracks in walls and roofs in existing and new buildings.

New Green Roof Design Appears to Be Smart Too
Journal of Commerce says reducing the cooling and heating loads of buildings by using green roofs is an idea that appeals to building owners and operators. But as a warming world makes aberrant weather more common, green roofs will become more appealing as a useful tool for stormwater management.

The Hoops of Specifying Green Products
Architect Magazine says for projects pursuing high standards in sustainable design and environmental health, architects should expect to work closely with manufacturers and code officials.

Market Transformation for Energy-Using Equipment
NRCan report Market Transformation Strategies for Energy-Using Equipment in the Building Sector outlines the federal government’s goals and timelines for Net-zero ready new homes, a code for existing buildings and an energy labeling program for all buildings by 2030. (PDF)

Rating System for Total Resource Use & Efficiency
Green Business Certification Inc has unveiled the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) zero waste rating system. It helps businesses and facilities define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals through project certification and professional credentialing.

8. Installation & Procedures

BC Code Interpretation on Connection to Potable Water Systems
BC Building Code Appeal Board interpretation specifically prohibits connection of a non-potable water system to a potable water system.

Extending the Reach of a Moisture Meter
Green Building Advisor describe some simple ways to measure moisture content deeper into building assemblies.

Air Sealed, Insulated Basements
US Department of Energy describes how to insulate a basement to improve the overall thermal performance of the building and provide more dry, usable conditioned space for home occupants and for HVAC equipment.

Managing Environmental Risks During a Renovation Project
BC Housing bulletin Managing Environmental Risks During a Renovation Project examines the main sources of hazardous substances in a renovation project and outlines steps you can take to protect your employees and homeowners from exposure.

How EnerGuide Rates a Home
Green Energy Futures online video describes the EnerGuide for homes label and how an assessment can help reduce energy use in a home, save money and reduce carbon footprint.

Provinces Moving Forward with Construction Heat Furnace Restrictions
Plumbing & HVAC says Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba have announced that they will implement restrictions on the use of forced air furnaces during construction; restrictions long sought by manufacturers because new furnaces were being damaged through contamination with drywall dust and other construction debris, leading to substantial warranty claims.

Integrated Project Delivery
Passive Buildings Canada online video provides a short description of Integrated Project Delivery.

How to Choose the Right Energy Management Information System
Institute for Market Transformation online questionnaire and guide help you select the the energy management information system options that most accurately address your needs.

9. Fuels, Energy & Transportation

Vancouver Neighbourhood Energy Utility Connectivity Requirements
UDI says for several months they have been engaged in consultation with Vancouver City staff and other stakeholders on the proposed Neighbourhood Energy Utility Connectivity Requirements. They are supportive of initiatives and encourage Council to adopt staff’s recommendations. They provide for the elimination of the NEU connectivity requirement in most areas of the City while still providing renewable energy choices for project proponents. (PDF)

Burning Question of Bioenergy’s Green Pedigree
Business in Vancouver says scientists challenge the assumption that burning wood is carbon neutral.

Fossil Fuels to Remain Key to Energy Future
Business Council of BC says the recent International Energy Agency report provides a useful update on the shift to a lower carbon global energy system. The stepped-up deployment of clean energy technologies and moves towards electrification continue in many nations. At the same time, rising investment in energy efficiency is lessening the need for supply additions. However, fossil fuels still represent the bulk of global energy production and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Canadian Energy Facts
NRCan provides information and resources about Canada’s various energy products and markets.

Information on Electric Vehicles for Condos, Apartments, Townhomes
Metro Vancouver website walks EV owners, strata councils and property managers through typical steps in the process of setting up electric vehicle charging in stratified buildings. It also has a registry to find an EV-friendly strata building.

Self-Driving Cars Will Mean More Sprawl
Green Building Advisor says driverless cars will have some environmental advantages, but their very efficiency will challenge planners and conservationists.

Suddenly, Electric Trucks Were Everywhere
Climate Examiner says electrification of trucking received two huge boosts recently with US electric automaker Tesla and Canadian grocer Loblaws both unveiling electric semi trucks, drawing excitement and skepticism as these Class 8 trucks, or 18-wheelers, have long been regarded as the most difficult to electrify.

Tesla Promises on Electric Truck Break Laws of Batteries
National Post says Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles — the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster — are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, Tesla would have to far exceed what is currently thought possible.

10. Information Sources

Water Efficiency & Efficient Plumbing
Safe Plumbing, a resource site of Plumbing Manufacturers International, provides information and resources on water efficiency and efficient plumbing.

Revamped Material Transparency Website
Perkins+Will has updated and improved versions of their Precautionary List and Transparency website.

Energy Use in Canadian Construction Industry 1990–2015
Canadian Construction Association presents trends in energy and greenhouse gas emissions between 1990-2015. (PDF)

Canadian Energy Data Links
Canadian National Energy Board provides a compilation of published Canadian energy data from source to end use that follows two pathways: one on oil and natural gas and the other on electricity.

ASHRAE Releases New Version of Thermal Comfort Standard
Building Design & Construction says ASHRAE recently published the updated 2017 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard 55-2017.

Green Building Standards & Certification Systems
Whole Building Design Guide provides an introduction to some commonly used terms and an overview of the most widely recognized green building product standards, and building rating and certification programs currently in use with an emphasis on how they vary and some of the issues to consider when selecting them.

Public Access to 2018 International Energy Code
International Code Council allows public access to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.

The Environment, A True Story
John Robson online video The Environment: A True Story, compares the claims of climate change alarmists with readily available, widely accepted facts about the past history and present condition of the Earth.

11. Conferences & Shows

2018 International Builders Show in Orlando
US National Association of Home Builders presents The International Builder's Show in Orlando, January 9-11. The largest such show in North America, it features educational sessions and exhibitors of building industry products, innovations, and demonstrations.

Global Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business in Vancouver
GLOBE Forum 2018: Global Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business, will be held in Vancouver, March 14-16. It brings together a unique combination of senior-level policymakers, corporate decision-makers, cleantech companies, financiers and NGOs for insights, solutions and networking opportunities that will help you manage risks and capitalize on the opportunities in the clean economy.

Canadian Energy Summit 2018
Energy Summit 2018 will be held in Vaughan, Ontario on May 30-31. It brings together energy efficiency experts, offers customer connections, and presents turnkey solutions.

12. Education & Training

Building Smart Seminars on BC Energy Step Code
BC Housing is presenting a series of their Building Smart Seminars around BC, covering the new BC Energy Step Code.

Best Practices for Designing Safe & Durable Wood Decks & Balconies
BC Housing presents their Building Smart workshop Best Practices for Designing Safe & Durable Wood Decks and Balconies on January 23rd. It will provide an overview of common performance issues and explore durability considerations for designing, constructing, and maintaining wood deck and balcony structures.

What Energy Step Code Energy Modelling Will Mean for Designers, Builders, Trades
ICBA breakfast session The Energy Step Code: What Energy Modelling will mean for Designers, Builders, and Trades in BC, will be held in Burnaby on January 26th. The presentation will cover an overview of the new requirements, guidance for industry, and an update on how local governments will be using the Energy Step Code in bylaws and policies.

Effective Radon Measurement Techniques
Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists course on Effective Radon Measurement Techniques will be held in Kelowna, February 26-28. It covers all of the essential information you will need to conduct accurate and reliable radon measurements in public, workplace and residential buildings.

Upcoming Passive House Canada Courses & Events
Passive House Canada lists their upcoming suite of Passive House training and exams for early 2018.

Passive Buildings Canada Training & Events
Passive Buildings Canada lists various upcoming passive house training and events.

New Business Program in Kamloops Puts Environment First
Business in Vancouver says Thompson Rivers University is filling an important gap in business education with a new Master in Environmental Economics and Management program that puts a spotlight on environmental sustainability.

Oilfield Workers Adapt Skills to Renewable Energy
Journal Of Commerce says given the choice between fossil fuel energy and renewables, trade organization Iron & Earth has a simple answer: both.

13. Costs & Savings

Gas vs. Electric for Heating, Cooking, Hot Water
Green Building Advisor discusses when natural gas or electricity makes the most sense.

You Don't Pay for Heat Pump COPs
Plumbing and Mechanical says COPs for heat pumps, like AFUE values for boilers and SEER ratings for air conditioners, are often presented as numbers that energy-conscious consumers should be very excited about. That’s understandable from a sales perspective. However, the numbers that count are those your clients will see on their utility bills, and there’s no line item on those bills for COP.

Don't Focus on Payback to Motivate Customers
OmStout Consulting says that focusing on payback is usually one of the least effective ways to motivate homeowners to invest in projects that save energy. He also provides a link to a new study at ACEEE, How to Talk about Home Energy Upgrades.

Bringing Passive House to Production Building
Green Building Advisor says Passive House doesn’t have to cost more.

Overview of Halogen Incandescent, CFL & LED Bulbs
US Department of Energy describes features and benefits of halogen incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs.

Economists Get Economics Wrong on BC Carbon Tax
Fraser Institute says like all taxes, a carbon tax imposes its own burdens and amplifies the economic costs of all other taxes in the economy.

Environmental Perspective on Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees
Dovetail says research has shown that locally-sourced natural trees have less environmental impact than artificial ones.

14. Incentives, Financing & Programs

BC Rental Apartment Efficiency Program
Fortis BC Rental Apartment Efficiency Program helps property managers and landlords improve the comfort and energy efficiency of their buildings, at no cost.

Local BC Businesses Capture Emissions & Save Energy
Fortis BC says their pilot program using Carbon Capture Technologies reduces the energy usage of commercial boilers that use natural gas and captures and converts carbon dioxide into a usable byproduct. This results in cost savings for the commercial business as well as a reduction in GHG emissions.

Canadian Incentives & Rebates
Built Green lists incentives and rebates which are available in select markets across the country, categorized by project type.

Keep Program Participation Simple for Contractors
US Department of Energy provides some examples of how programs managed to keep participation simple for contractors by gathering feedback early and often.

Trudeau to Impose Federal Backstop on Manitoba Carbon Tax Scheme
Canadian Design and Construction says following Manitoba’s announcement about setting its carbon price at $25 a tonne, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the province that the federal government will intervene to ensure equivalent pricing.

Transforming the Real Estate Market
Green Building Advisor describes how residents could afford high-performance net zero energy homes at no additional up-front cost using an innovative financing tool that would annually save them more money than they pay toward the financing.

US Residential PACE Unlocks $33 Billion For New Net-Zero Energy Homes
Rocky Mountain Institute says Residential-PACE has broken open the market by financing energy efficiency retrofits in over 158,000 homes in California, Florida and Missouri since 2008, but many states across the country still do not offer the financing option to their residents. Rocky Mountain Institute's recently published report uncovers untapped potential for ZE buildings. By enabling R-PACE for new construction, city and state leaders can scale ZE and resilient homes with no up-front incremental cost while also offering their homeowners $1,635 in average energy savings year-on-year.

Program Evaluation Toolkit
US Department of Energy toolkit provides practical guidance for residential energy efficiency programs to conduct meaningful, targeted evaluations during implementation and a step-by-step framework for learning from insights to achieve greater impact.

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Dittie For Today: On Greed

Food. Water. Shelter. Air. Sleep. Societal inflation has expanded need into greed. Suddenly the basic survival needs also include a cellphone, cable tv, and manicured fingernails. We've become the absolute biggest whiners of all human history with the absolute smallest justification for whining. - Charlie Diekatze

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