RESBlog - Tagged ‘Alternative Energy’

RESNET’s New Net Zero Energy Office

September 21st, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes - September 2011

Practicing what it preaches, RESNET has moved into a new Oceanside, California headquarters in a net zero energy office building.  The office is part of a 10,000 square foot professional office building that is powered by 175 photovoltaic panels.  The solar system provides 200 kilowatts of electricity a day, enough to power the building and feed

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Momentum Growing for RESNET HERS Index – New State and Regional Builders Making Commitment to Marketing their Homes’ HERS Index

August 24th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2011

An increasing number of builders are taking advantage of the RESNET HERS Index.  Over the past month, builders in states ranging from North Carolina to Washington have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with RESNET.  In the MOUs the builders commit to having their homes energy rated by a certified RESNET rater and marketing their

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The City of New York Launches Sustainable Contractor Designation Program – Recognizes RESNET Energy Smart Contractors

August 24th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2011

The New York City Buildings Department launched the Sustainable Contractor Designation Program, a new initiative that identifies trade licensees who demonstrate knowledge in sustainable practices through third-party certifications and agree to promote the use of green technologies to their customers. Those licensees who the Department indentifies as sustainable will have an icon in the shape

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Using Solar Power Systems to provide electricity

April 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Solar Energy

With the cost of heating and powering our homes using conventional means increasing every year, finding a cost effective and carbon neutral source of energy is becoming more of a priority.  Solar power systems are an environmentally friendly and efficient way to provide electricity to any home.  Depending on the amount of sun in your

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Solar Power

April 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Solar Energy

Each year, there is enough solar energy on Earth to provide 1000 times the amount of energy that was consumed on the entire planet in 2008. Currently, only 0.2% of the total energy created on the planet was from solar. Although most people have heard of solar energy, most are not aware of the potential

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Solar Water Heaters

April 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Solar Energy

Sometimes referred to as solar domestic hot water systems, solar water heaters are the most efficient form of producing hot water for your home. Similar to Standard Water Heaters – Except for Energy Source Solar water heaters work much the same as standard heaters, except they use the sun’s energy to heat the water instead

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Wind Power

April 15th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Alternative Energy

For thousands of years, humans have attempted to harness the energy of the wind, and recently it has become a viable alternative to conventional forms of energy production. Recent Advances Make Wind a Viable Alternative People have been sailing with wind power for centuries, and windmills have been used for generations as a source of

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