Monthly Archives: April 2017

  1. Programs save energy

    One of the world’s largest projects built to save energy


    Trump’s proposal to eliminate popular money-saving energy efficiency programs, including the EPA’s Energy Star Program and the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program will be a major loss for consumers, experts have warned — but also for the climate.


    A professor at the University of California at Los Angeles were able to analyze data on the energy use of 178,777

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  2. Passive House Study on Tall Residential Buildings

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funded study shows Passive House for tall buildings in NY can reduce heating energy consumption by 85%. When compared to the base case targeting LEED Silver, the Passive House design saved 47% in energy use intensity while only increasing construction cost by 2.4%.  Improved air quality and longevity make this a very good investment over time. 


    Thank you to NYSERDA  for funding the study to determine how the construction industry can become more energy efficient.


    Passive House is the equivalent of the German PassivHaus Standard. 


    The study is available

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  3. Retrotec Newsletter: April 2017

    View Retrotec's Newsletter for April 2017

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