Renewable energy

The sweet spot: the intersection of performance & price

How to Design and Build a Pretty Good (or Better) House by Michael Maines THE BUILDING STANDARD that’s not a…

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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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Lighting evolves: the LED

By Heather Chandler THE LED (OR LIGHT emitting diode) bulb is a relatively new entry to the lighting scene, but…

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You CAN get there from here: Maine’s growing electric vehicle infrastructure

By Barry Woods I’VE BEEN AN UNREPENTANT advocate of plug in electric vehicles since 2009. It was then that I…

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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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Electric Vehicle Charging in Maine

Considering an electric vehicle for your next car? With recent advances in battery technology and range, affordable lease options, and growing…

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A Chat with the Creator of Portland Greenfest, Jeff Edelstein

We caught up with Jeff Edelstein, creator and facilitator of Portland Greenfest to find out what all of the hubbub…

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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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Harnessing the Sun: the state and opportunity of solar in Maine

By Tux Turkel Going solar wasn’t a big stretch for Serena Graham. She grew up in an environmentally-aware family, with a father…

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