SCE&G electric rates rising by $49 a year

On September 29, the State of South Carolina approved another rate increase for SCE&G power users. The increase is about 3%, and will raise the cost of the average user's utility bills by about $49 per year. It's the seventh approved rate increase since 2009, with the cost of all seven increases combined for the [...]

By | 2017-02-22T15:24:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Zero Energy|0 Comments

A Note from Department of Energy Leader Sam Rashkin

Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect in the DOE’s Building Technologies Office, presents Amerisips the Custom Innovation Award August 31, 2014 Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office, named builders of Zero Energy Ready Challenge Homes in the top 1% of their industry by demonstrating their ability to meet extraordinary guidelines in [...]

By | 2017-02-22T16:59:11+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Zero Energy|0 Comments

The New Net Zero Homes

Thinking of getting off the grid or just significantly cutting your energy use? A new book by architect William Maclay outlines how to do just that. His new book, "The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future” is comprised of detailed architectural drawings and impressive charts [...]

By | 2017-02-23T15:39:22+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Zero Energy|0 Comments

High Performance Building, SIPs is the Answer!

The basic ingredient of any energy efficient design is the building envelope.  When it comes to building high performance buildings, there are few products on the market that offer the benefit of SIPs.  When the National Science Foundation needed to replace the Amundsen - Scott South P ole Station located at the Southern most point [...]

By | 2017-02-23T16:16:17+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Home Building, Zero Energy|0 Comments