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What is Energy Use Intensity, and why does it matter?
Energy Use Intensity, or EUI, is comparable to a building's "gas mileage." The metric indicates the energy use of a building per square foot, so it can be easily compared to other buildings. The lower the EUI, the more energy efficient the building is. Our building metrics aim for an EUI in the range of 5-25 kBTU/sf-yr, so that with the addition of renewable energy sources, the building can be Net Zero.

#NetZero #Sustainability #EUI
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+suncommon's customers wrote some fun Valentine's notes to their solar panels! Have a look.
http://suncommon.com/solar-love-notes/#!
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As the technology and techniques of modern building proliferate worldwide, we're seeing an erosion in vernacular building types. These building types celebrate the uniqueness of their place, and are often the result of hundreds or thousands of years of learned techniques that respond to unique climate conditions and locally available materials.

#Architecture #Vernacular #sustainability

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Project Update - Proctor Academy Dining Hall

Check out a cool time lapse video of the Proctor Academy Dining Hall servery in action!

#NetZero #sustainability #architecture #timelapse

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Project Update: Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

Cold and snow haven't stopped the progress on the Dartmouth Outing Club lodge!

Check out the writeup and some great in-progress photos showing the tree structures and boulders!

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Come hear Maclay Architect's Bill Maclay and Megan Nedzinski speak about winning and selling high performance buildings (http://nesea.org/session/getting-yes-winning-and-making-your-next-project-net-zero-lbc-or) and join Bill Maclay, Andy Shapiro, and Laura Bailey who will lead an interactive all day workshop on tricks and tools to net zero success (http://nesea.org/workshop/getting-net-zero-nitty-gritty-tools-and-steps).

All of this plus more at the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show, March 7-9. It's Boston's premier event for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives, high performance buildings, and renewables. Early bird pricing ends January 19, so be sure to register before then to get up to $150 off! http://nesea.org/be17

See you at this great +The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) event!

#BuildingEnergy #NESEA #Sustainable #Architecture #NetZero


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Join REV for a LIVE webinar with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
http://revermont.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=27147e0637467640a07dd4f17&id=92efc21796&e=25e007945e
Beyond the federal framework from Bernie, you’ll get an overview of the 2017 legislative outlook and some ideas on what you, as a concerned citizen, can do to continue forward momentum on climate change – in Vermont – and beyond.
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We're looking forward to the Better Buildings by Design conference put on by +Efficiency Vermont! See you February 1st and 2nd!
Bill Maclay will present alongside Mike Foster of Malone Properties and Duane Peterson of +suncommon at +Efficiency Vermont's Better Buildings By Design Conference during the 9:00-10:30 session on February 2nd. Join us at the Sheraton Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont. Register for the conference today for early registration rates!
https://contractors.efficiencyvermont.com/bbd/how-to-sign-up

#BBbD #Efficiency #Vermont #Buildings #Architecture #NetZero
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Steve Badanes of Jersey Devil Design/Build will be lecturing on the use of energy-efficient and innovative materials at +Norwich University this Friday, January 27th at 4pm in the Chaplin Hall Gallery. The event is free and open to the public!

For more info, click the link below!

#designbuild #design #energyefficient #vermont
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