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Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School in Norway © Powerhouse Another way that Powerhouse stands out is how the energy balance must be calculated; it assumes a 60 year operational phase and specifies that the project's energy production must come from renewable sources located on or near the building. Is P...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...Powerhouse solar shingles in review: DOW Powerhouse solar shingles from RGS Energy After a short stint in the market, Dow Chemical Powerhouse shingles folded up their tent, but made a recent comeback under a new license holder; RGS Energy. The Dow Powerhouse design was a thin-film copper indium gallium selenide...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...Powerhouse Positive Energy Buildings , Living Building Challenge (LBC) rating or Net Zero Energy or ZNE labelled homes are the future for efficient & resilient construction. Increased durability and performance measures may add some upfront costs to a building project, but as they can help save on operational and mai...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...Powerhouse Dynamics SiteSage CURB CurrentCost Efergy DIY & Open source smart home monitoring systems EMONPI ARDUINO SHIELD ARDUINO - XBEE RASPBERRY PI Other intelligent home device articles: Lithium-Ion home batteries that now include smart features to learn habits to better manage power sto...