I think you’ve heard this one before. The smart home is “right around the corner” as the Internet of Things sneaks into your everyday products such as toasters, slippers, and door locks. Before you can even say “Alexa…” your home is going to leapfrog into the Jetsons-esque future!
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:25 | Christina Rohrbacher | Comment
Building energy codes are a critical piece of the puzzle in the fight against climate change. Carbon emissions reduction plans must include energy codes that are regularly updated in order to effectively fight climate change.
Renewable energy, like solar and wind, are popular and effective energy sources that will drastically reduce our carbon emissions. They are buzzwords that fill our social media feeds and are sexy...
As we enter a new year, we tend to set resolutions in an attempt to inspire self-growth and to start the year off on the right foot. My personal new year’s resolution it to eat less meat and buy my produce from local farmers markets. For me, this means eating meat that has been raised sustainably. And, as much as I can, not eating it at all. It’s not always easy to stick to resolutions, but the New Year is a great time to think...
NEEP implemented a new strategic plan in 2017 and defined its mission as leveraging energy efficiency as a pathway to carbon reduction. Is your organization also committed to moving efficiency forward? If your focus is on using efficiency as a foundation to reduce carbon emissions, we’d like to partner with you. And, we have the perfect opportunity – our Allies Program.
Recently the Pennsylvania state legislature passed HB 409, which updates Pennsylvania's broken code adoption process. Unfortunately, the new process is still less than ideal to adopt codes that are the bare legal minimum with which a designer or builder need to comply.
As we move full speed ahead into the winter season, temperatures are quickly declining and most New Englanders are prepping how they will handle the higher energy bills throughout the season. This is a yearly battle for many residents in New England as we combat Nor’easters and record low temperatures. Often times, we pay our bills without thinking twice.
The season of coming together with friends and family is fast approaching, and Thanksgiving will kick it off this week. With this, I think about the past year and what I am grateful for, as well as what I look forward to most in the New Year.