All Blog Posts Tagged 'Institute' (5)

Residential Green Valuation Tools

Ever wonder how appraisers develop value of houses with green or energy efficient features?  Residential Green Valuation Tools was published last month by the Appraisal Institute.  The 189-page book has 13 chapters that address the most often asked questions about the valuation process and green building.  As the author of the book, I found the challenge of writing this book a great learning and…


Added by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA on May 26, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Hitting the Sweet Spot - The Intersection of Energy Efficiency, Home Performance and Health


This is my first post, so please forgive the lengthy background. Thanks for allowing my participation. 

I operate the Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Healthy Facilities Institute but entered green, healthy home education through the "backdoor" of facility cleaning.

Having cleaned buildings (or supervised cleaning)…


Added by Allen Rathey on May 20, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Energy efficiency and a cold marriage

We know energy efficiency can save the world, but can it save a marriage?

Leave it to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to take on that question. The agency is known for its vanguard energy research.  But it is one thing to produce papers on topics like ‘Air Bypass in Vertical Stack Water Source Heat Pumps’ and another to delve into what a cold room can do to a new marriage.

That’s  the premise behind Irreconcilable Temperatures,  a…


Added by Elisa Wood on December 1, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Solar Power Moving Forward at Light Speed

Just decades ago, solar power was an idea that had not yet reached its time. However, that has changed dramatically as the global community seeks alternative sources of power. The demand for solar energy rose 40% in just one year alone, making this renewable resource one of the fastest growing industries. The earning potential of businesses involving solar power could be astounding in the near future. Individuals qualified in the industry will no doubt have the advantage over their…


Added by Fida Hossain on May 3, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Green Cipherin' - What's Slowing the Mainstreaming of Green Building, and What Homeowners Can Do about It

MLSs (Multiple Listing Services) across the country are unveiling “green-field addenda” (GFAs) and searchable fields to highlight green features.  …


Added by Melissa Baldridge on April 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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