energy

Zero-Energy Homes: Changing The Real Estate Landscape for Good

While trends come and go, hopefully the zero-energy mindset is here to stay. A zero-energy home is a space that relies on exceptional energy conservation and on-site renewable energy to meet heating, cooling and energy needs. As the movement continues to gain traction around the country, here is a closer look at what it really means to own a “zero-energy home”.

Newton Launches Bigbelly Solar Powered Waste Collection Initiative

The city installed 340 units in 170 locations across Newton in April and May. Solar-powered and utilizing cloud technology, the units come equipped with compacting and sensing technology.

Tesla: Bringing Together Luxury and the Green Initiative

In November of 2016, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive finally won approval from shareholders to purchase SolarCity Corp, the largest manufacturer and installer of solar panels. Tesla began taking orders for its new solar roofing at the beginning of April, below is a little history of how this came to be and what we can expect from here.

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Green Homes Trending

 

Buyer demand for environmentally friendly/efficient homes is on the up, according to 61 percent of REALTORS® in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 Report. Lucky for them, the market has options for them, with eighty percent of REALTORS® reporting that their market has solar panels, and 23 percent [...]

New California Solar Mandate Could Pave the Way to National Change

The California Energy Commission passed a new order as a part of the 2019 Building Efficiency Standards mandating the installation of solar panels on most newly constructed homes starting in January of 2020.

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