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March 27, 2016

"The amount of money committed to renewables excluding large hydro-electric projects rose 5% to $285.9 billion".  Read the full UNEP report here.


2015 produced a new record for global investment in renewable energy. The amount of money committed to renewables excluding...

December 25, 2015

The U.S. Federal Housing Authority, a division of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has released preliminary guidance on PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy financing for residential Renewable Energy and Energy Efficency. 


You can read the whole letter h...

December 20, 2015


Some new buildings are already being built Net Zero or Net Zero Ready.  We will showcase impressive Net Zero Buildings that have been built to date.



First, let's look at Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, TX designed by Don Penn, PE, CGD.  This remarkable sch...

December 15, 2015

COP21 Final Draft Climate Agreement was agreed to by 185 countries to reduce emissions enough to limit global warming to between 2.7C and 3.7C above pre-industrial levels.  This is a major agreement that shows all parties have begun to take the question of eliminating...

December 15, 2015

The U.S. White House published a very important Climate Action Plan in 2013 detailing how we are going to reduce fossil fuel use.  The number one point in this plan is deploying Renewable Energy.  To read the full plan, click on the White House Logo.



December 15, 2015

The Appraisal Institute published an important guidance letter about homes with Renewable Energy and good Energy Efficiency.  This is the first major recognition by a national real estate board of the increased value of RE/EE homes.


Click here to read the Appraisal Ins...

December 15, 2015

The U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) published this seminal report defining the 4 classes of Net Zero Energy sites:

  • NZEB:A -- A net-zero energy building within the building footprint

  • NZEB:B -- A net-zero energy building within the building site

  • ...

December 13, 2015


We are standing at a great inflection point in history - the beginning of the Age of Free Energy: when our buildings and cars effectively power themselves without the need for any fossil fuel.


Net Zero is not a far-fetched dream, but the historical convergence of thes...

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