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Ductless heat pumps: the lowdown

A conversation with Efficiency Maine Ductless heat pumps are one of the most popular technologies for highly efficient heating in…

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Housing Maine: Habitat puts a focus on efficiency

By Tim King HERE IN MAINE, and around the world, it would be difficult to find an organization that is…

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Get Pumped: Whole-house heat pumps are here

By Tim King CONSIDERED BY SOME to be something of a novelty just a few short years ago, today there…

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Passive House is anything but passive

By Tim King DON’T LET THE name fool you – there’s nothing passive about constructing a high performance building worthy…

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The Importance of Balanced Ventilation

By Kurt Johnson WE KNOW THERE are things in our homes that can make us sick. According to the EPA, our #1…

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What Makes A High Performing House?

By Heather Chandler & Chris Briley There are a lot of loosely defined terms used to describe how “green” a house is….

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Bright Lights: Shining examples of high performing homes

Editor’s Note: The submissions for homes featured in this post came from home owners, builders, architects and renewable energy professionals…

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Expert Conversation: Scott Libby of Royal River Heat Pumps

With the Winter chill in the air, we decided to catch up with Scott Libby, owner of Royal River Heat…

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Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

By Merritt Carey If you’ve heard of heat pumps before, you’ve likely heard of them in the context of geothermal…

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Wood heating comes of age: Pellet Boilers offer a viable alternative to oil and gas heating systems

Wood heating comes of age: Pellet Boilers offer a viable alternative to oil and gas heating systems

By Merritt Carey Most of us have heard of pellet stoves before, but pellet boilers are a relatively new phenomenon…

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