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Where's My Green Job?

An increasing focus on mitigating climate change and constructing sustainable, resilient buildings has created a green buildings industry exploding with job opportunities. However, many job seekers simply don’t know those occupations exist.

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Apr 9, 2021 8:29:55 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

The Crux of Better Building

Builder Ryan McCoon, LEED APH of Endura Performance Homes, has more than 30 years' experience in the residential construction industry and has built 60 homes ranging in price from $500 - $1.5M in Traverse City, MI area. As a high-end custom builder, Ryan has the weight of his client's expectations at the forefront of his mind as he completes...

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Feb 18, 2021 5:55:24 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Airtightness and Ventilation Can Thwart COVID-19

The infectious disease and HVAC engineering communities have been grappling with the complexities of COVID-19 transmission for the past nine months. Increased HVAC fresh air has the potential to dilute and remove the aerosol droplet particles of COVID-19 that many experts believe is one of the main sources of transmission. Now the building...

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Oct 23, 2020 11:38:45 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

October 7 is EEDay2020

Today marks the 5th Annual Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay2020), established by advocate groups around the United States to highlight the benefits of energy efficiency (for a full list, see here). Hundreds of companies, organizations, utilities, and governments representing tens of millions of people will take part in #EEDay2020 by encouraging...

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Oct 6, 2020 4:43:58 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Taking Performance to a Whole New Level

Taking Performance to a Whole New Level

North American Passive House Network last month named Ken Levenson, co-founder of 475 Performance, as its new Executive Director. Levenson, an architect by trade, is a longtime advocate of building science and an

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Sep 11, 2020 9:31:48 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Home Energy Efficiency Data Can Sway Buyers

In real estate, the mantra of top sales professionals is “location, location, location.” While location is of course key, a new report from the American Council on an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides a proof point that increasingly, home energy efficiency can also drive home buying decisions. ACEEE’s research shows that including home...

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Aug 7, 2020 8:20:36 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

IEA Publishes Green Energy Recovery Plan

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today issued its Special Report on Sustainable Recovery, which details a three-year path forward for a green energy-based global recovery post-COVID-19. The report calls for a broad scale of global actions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, recover jobs lost during the pandemic, and boost economic...

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Jun 19, 2020 8:01:53 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Clean Energy Sheds 595K Jobs

A new report released yesterday by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), E4TheFuture, and BW Research Partnership shows that nearly 600,000 clean energy workers have lost their jobs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is nearly 18 percent of the total industry workforce, according to...

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May 15, 2020 7:14:52 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Realtor Sees Uptick in Video Tours

Video home tours are not new in real estate, but the current COVID-19 health crisis is driving an increase in these digital tours, according to Mike Swinney, a Northern Virginia-based realtor. Swinney has more than 12 years’ experience selling homes in one of the hottest housing markets in the nation. Swinney estimates a 50 percent volume...

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Apr 9, 2020 4:39:19 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

4 Vital Efficiency Actions to Address Climate Change

Energy efficiency is indisputably essential to addressing global climate change. At the forefront of organizations promoting strategies to tackle the climate crisis is the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Insulation Institute spoke with David Goldstein, Co-Director of Climate and Energy at NRDC, about how the building sector in America...

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Feb 20, 2020 4:31:37 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

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