July 14, 2017

As part of the retrofit process, we removed the oil burner and installed two mini-split heat pumps for heating and cooling. In addition to... Read more

May 12, 2016

Mini-split heat pumps have become increasingly popular in New England over the past few years. Having improved steadily, the technology now works... Read more

December 16, 2015

Before digging into the controversy surrounding net energy metering ("NEM" or "net metering"), let's quickly review the basics of how it works.... Read more

April 22, 2015

Last weekend, I attended the Social Venture Network Spring Conference at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. One of the best aspects of the... Read more

April 10, 2015

What does the term "green building" mean? It's generally understood to encompass buildings that are "designed, built, renovated, operated, or... Read more

March 12, 2015

If you have ever looked into getting your home or building certified as a "green" project, you've likely been overwhelmed by the number of... Read more

May 13, 2014

A few weeks ago, a friend forwarded me an older New York Times article discussing Buffalo's small-scale development movement. Highlighting... Read more

May 5, 2014

Pulling into a steep driveway lined with a variety of fruiting trees, I was pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful modern home accompanied by a... Read more

March 20, 2014

In this installment of Green Building Advisor's "Job Site Visits" series, building science guru Joe Lstiburek explains why insulating a house to... Read more