Can't take the heat? 'Cool Walls' can reduce energy costs, pollution
Berkeley Lab - If these walls could talk, they might tell you that cutting energy costs and pollution may be as easy as giving them a fresh coat of lighter, more reflective paint. A study by scientists at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) modeled several different types and ages of buildings, and found that in many places sunlight-reflecting “cool” exterior walls can save as much or more energy than sunlight-reflecting cool roofs.
Windsor approves $100 million apartment complex featuring advanced energy efficiency
The Press Democrat - After five years of planning, Windsor officials have approved construction of a 360 unit apartment complex that will be the town’s most eco-friendly housing community and will include all electric mechanicals such as heat pumps for water and cooling, and appliances powered by solar panels installed throughout the 20-acre property.
DOE gas furnace, water heater efficiency proposal will cost consumers billions, NGOs warn
Utility Dive - The U.S. Department of Energy issued a notice of proposed interpretive rulemaking that efficiency advocates say will freeze standards for residential furnaces and commercial water heaters that use natural gas or propane.
Energy efficiency a key element of a green & healthy home
MCE - A green and healthy home supports the well-being of the people living there in many different ways. Ensure your home is clean, healthy, and safe by following Green and Healthy Homes’ 8 Elements of a green and healthy home.
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