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View Resource Clearing the Air: Home Power Dispels the Top RE Myths

The Home Power crew examines and dispels the most common renewable energy myths. Become an online member to view article.

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP100_pg32_HPCrew
View Resource Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Building

This study, The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Building, represents the most definitive cost benefit analysis of green building ever conducted. It demonstrates conclusively that sustainable...

http://www.usgbc.org/docs/news/news477.pdf
View Resource DElight: A Daylighting and Electric Lighting Simulation Engine

An eight-page building simulation paper. DElight is a simulation engine for daylight and electric lighting system analysis in buildings. DElight calculates interior illuminance levels from daylight,...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0483_490.pdf
View Resource Earthquake Aftershocks − Entering Damaged Buildings

ATC TechBrief 2 is a brief, concise report containing guidance on how long inspection teams should occupy damaged buildings, as a function of time since the main-shock, the magnitude of the main...

http://www.atcouncil.org/pdfs/atc35tb2.pdf
View Resource Earthwood Building School Homepage

Provides books, videos, building plans and conferences that promote an integrated approach to home design, emphasizing energy efficiency, self sufficiency, cordwood construction, renewable energy,...

http://www.cordwoodmasonry.com/
View Resource Effects of External Shading Devices on Daylighting and Natural Ventilation

An eight-page building simulation paper. External shading devices have been utilized very extensively in residential buildings in the tropics to reduce the amount of solar radiation entering into the...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0475_482.pdf
View Resource Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Jobs in the Buildings Industry – Workforce Overview

This is the slide version of the Webinar titled "Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Jobs in the Buildings Industry ? Workforce Overview," originally presented on August 27, 2009. Also available in text a...

http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/cor...
View Resource Energy Efficiency In Buildings: A Parameter for The Thermal Qualification of Opaque Building Envelope

An eight-page building simulation paper. A new parameter å (0?å?1), called coefficient of performance, is introduced, whose value quantifies the suitability of the distribution of resistive and c...

http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2003/BS03_0203_210.pdf
View Resource Energy Performance Contracting for New Buildings

The way buildings are typically designed, constructed and operated offers little incentive for energy efficiency. Architect/Engineer firms are often paid a flat fee or a percentage of construction...

http://www.rmi.org/images/PDFs/BuildingsLand/D04-23_EleyPerf...
View Resource Energy Self-Sufficiency in SW Colorado: What If Every House Was Like This?

Tod and Marti LeFevre didn?t want a half-baked home ? they wanted to do it right the first time. PV, solar space heat, rainwater catchment, solar hot water, composting toilets, energy efficiency, nat...

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP85_pg22_Lefevre
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