Zero Energy Home
Aug21

Zero Energy Home

David Shepler from IBM Research gives us a tour of his Zero Net Energy House (crib), built by Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting.

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De Young Zero Net Energy Home – Partner Interview
Sep22

De Young Zero Net Energy Home – Partner Interview

De Young Zero Net Energy Home — Leading The Way To Your Future De Young Properties, a leading energy-efficient homebuilder in the Central Valley, has taken one giant step beyond a Zero Net Electric Home with a Zero Net Energy Home. In collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), De Young Properties designed a ZNE Home which is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes each year, which also zeroes its...

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The future of energy?
Aug21

The future of energy?

Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy – with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts and emitting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could cause catastrophic climate change. In this film, three academics look at wind power, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and material efficiency as examples of how we can cut our C02 emissions....

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Virtual Tour of UNT’s Zero Energy Lab
Jun21

Virtual Tour of UNT’s Zero Energy Lab

UNT’s Zero Energy Laboratory is a testing ground for current and future sustainable technologies, and is the only lab of its kind in Texas. Faculty and students from UNT’s College of Engineering conduct research in the lab to better understand how humans use energy, and how technology can improve the...

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MIT – Rethinking Nat Gas and Renewable Energy Innovation
May20

MIT – Rethinking Nat Gas and Renewable Energy Innovation

Energy companies this week stressed the importance of more innovation in the sector to reduce costs and environmental impacts. Sitting with TheStreet’s Joe Deaux, MIT Energy Initiative’s Robert Armstrong discusses changes the program is making in shale gas, while MIT professor Donald Sadoway talks about how his research on batteries is improving renewable energy. Environmental Defense Fund’s Fred Krupp shows how a...

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Modern, net-zero energy homes made more affordable with modular design
Jan21

Modern, net-zero energy homes made more affordable with modular design

Prefabricated homes conjure up images of uninspired architecture, but Simpatico Homes is constructing sustainable houses out of factory-built modules that are beautifully designed. SmartPlanet’s Sumi Das takes a tour of the Simpatico’s prototype...

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Zero Energy Buildings – 2013 NOVA Award Winner
Dec01

Zero Energy Buildings – 2013 NOVA Award Winner

Construction Innovation Forum 2013 NOVA Award Winner

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