Green is a comfortable color!


As this story about “Passive Houses” in the New York Times reports, energy-efficiency isn’t about freezing in the dark.  Done right, improving the energy-efficiency of homes makes them healthier, safer, and more comfortable.  Oh yeah—and they cost a lot less to operate!  The Canadians and northern Europeans have been looking at this a long time.  Germany—which is further north and has colder winters than most of the United States—is well ahead of us in solar electric and solar hot water.


But we’ve got some innovate approaches to improving existing homes—and now other countries are looking to us, and we’re learning from each other.  This is good news for anyone who wants to spend less on energy and be more comfortable at the same time.




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