Show Home Targets Energy Efficiency in Hot-Humid Climate. Building Technologies Program

Show Home Targets Energy Efficiency in Hot-Humid Climate. Building Technologies Program

This brochure describes The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding. Industry experts team to design, build and monitor a demonstration home that has been equipped with the latest marketable technologies and projects.

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New American Home 2006: Building Technologies Program

New American Home 2006: Building Technologies Program

The New American Home is a "real-world" laboratory demonstrating concepts, materials, designs and construction techniques that can be replicated--in whole or in part--in housing built any place and in any price range.

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How to Build a Cost Effective

How to Build a Cost Effective "Green" Home: The Six Key Systems Approach

This brochure from Eco-Smart, Inc. reviews The Six Key Systems approach to saving 60 to 75 percent on electric costs and 30 percent in water cost.

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Whole-House Energy Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes

Whole-House Energy Analysis Procedures for Existing Homes

This research lists a proposed set of guidelines for analyzing the energy savings achieved by a package of retrofits or an extensive rehabilitation of an existing home.

Type: Presentation




Side-by-Side Testing of Water Heating Systems: Results from the 2009-2010 Evaluation

Side-by-Side Testing of Water Heating Systems: Results from the 2009-2010 Evaluation

The objective of the water heating systems evaluation project is to compare energy performance and time-of-day electric loads by conducting side-by-side tests of solar and conventional domestic hot water (DHW) systems. Download this document to examine the comparative performance of the seven different types of residential water heating systems

Type: White Paper




2009 Renewable Energy Data Book

2009 Renewable Energy Data Book

This Renewable Energy Data Book for 2009 provides facts and figures on energy in general, renewable electricity in the United States, global renewable energy development, wind power, solar energy, geothermal power, biopower, hydropower, advanced water power, hydrogen, renewable fuels and clean energy investments.

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Solar Water Heating

Solar Water Heating

There are a handful of solar water heaters available for residential systems. Knowing their various components will help you decide which is right for your home.

Type: Guide




Conserving Energy & Heating Your Swimming Pool with Solar Energy

Conserving Energy & Heating Your Swimming Pool with Solar Energy

There are several ways that you can reduce operating and maintenance costs, lower water consumption, and conserve heat if you heat your swimming pool. Solar pool heaters are an option to heat the pool with “clean” energy from the sun, and can reduce heating costs.

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A Consumer's Guide: Heat Your Water with the Sun

A Consumer's Guide: Heat Your Water with the Sun

Today’s solar heating systems not only keep swimming pools warm — they can also heat much of your home’s water and interior space. Solar heating systems are reliable, adaptable, and pollution-free. Planning carefully and being informed will ensure you've chosen the right system for your home.

Type: Guide




Green Home: Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit

Green Home: Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit

This guide explains how to perform a home energy audit and includes a checklist to simplify the process.

Type: Guide




A Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar

A Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar

This publication shares information from different studies of builders who have successfully integrated solar options into their operations.

Type: White Paper




Mainestream Green Home Design

Mainestream Green Home Design

Green housing is sustainable to its environment, durable and healthy for occupants and environment. The Mainestream Green Housing primer grew out of MaineHousing's Mainestream Green Home Design Contest.

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Water heating is one of the biggest energy uses in the home, so choosing an energy-efficient water heater is one of the best ways for a homeowner to save money. Learn about new solar, tankless, hybrid, boilers and other high-efficiency options.

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