Cambridge Heads toward Net Zero

Can a city of 105,000 people get to net zero carbon emissions?  Cambridge, Massachusetts is going to find out. Never a city to shirk a challenge, Cambridge is putting itself on a path to becoming a net zero community for carbon emissions from buildings. While breathtakingly ambitious to imagine, the goal of a net zero community is also … [Read more...]

Calling For Net-Zero Commercial Buildings

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Richard Kadzis, editor of Leader Magazine for CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate executives that is calling for net-zero commercial buildings. As part of the effort, CoreNet will share the results of AT&T's efforts to retrofit its 150 million square feet of buildings … [Read more...]

Achieving Net Zero Energy in Commercial Buildings Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Jeff Blankman, sustainable manufacturing manager for McCormick and Co. and Michael Smith, vice president of solar and efficiency sales at Constellation Energy. They discuss Constellation Energy’s work at McCormick and Co.’s 363,000-foot distribution center, which is now a net-zero … [Read more...]

The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Mike Murphy, executive vice president, Nexus EnergyHomes, which won builder of the year from the National Assoc. of Home Builders. He describes the benefits of net zero homes and the challenges of getting more built.   The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 2] … [Read more...]

The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Mike Murphy, executive vice president, Nexus EnergyHomes, which won builder of the year from the National Assoc. of Home Builders. He describes the benefits of net zero homes and the challenges of getting more built.   The Many Net Zero Home Benefits Part 1] … [Read more...]

Net-Zero Home with IPad Controls, Denim Insulation

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Reed Finlay, project manager of the SCI-Arc/Caltech Hanwha Solar CHIP House, which is a demonstration net-zero home built by SCI-Arc and Caltech students. It features recycled denim insulation, controls using an iPad, the ability to turn lights off by waving arms, and more.   Net-Zero Home with … [Read more...]