Visitors come to the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens’ Bosarge Family Education Center to improve their green thumbs, hear a concert or to celebrate a wedding, but designers hope visitors will walk away realizing that net zero energy buildings are possible today even in cold climates. A super efficient envelope includes 1 ft thick walls and

In less than two years, new water heater energy efficiency standards will be in effect, starting in April 2015. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced in April of 2010 that the Department had finalized higher energy efficiency standards for a key group of heating appliances that will together save consumers up to $10 billion

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