Zeroing in on energy

When zero equals more: Planned buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than they burn By David Quick  /  Sep 3, 2017 Updated Sep 3, 2017 Green building templates Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or commonly known as LEED, is a rating system devised by [...]

By | 2017-09-05T12:13:34+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Green Living, Home Building, LEED, Solar, sustainability, Zero Energy|Comments Off on Zeroing in on energy

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|Comments Off on SCE&G electric rates rising by $49 a year

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|Comments Off on A Note from Department of Energy Leader Sam Rashkin

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|Comments Off on The New Net Zero Homes

Owners of Energy Efficient Homes Less Likely to Default on Mortgages

A study by Quercia, who is also a professor in the city and regional planning department in the College of Arts and Sciences and a faculty fellow at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, and the study’s other authors Nikhil Kaza, research fellow at the UNC Center for Community Capital, assistant professor in the [...]

By | 2017-02-23T15:48:14+00:00 June 6th, 2014|energy, Zero Energy|Comments Off on Owners of Energy Efficient Homes Less Likely to Default on Mortgages