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Japan Focuses On Zero-Energy Buildings

In the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, suspension of all nuclear plants (which once provided about 33% of the nation’s electricity and were slated to generate half), and subsequent head-butt from expensive fossil fuel replacement, energy resource-poor Japan is aggressively pushing forward with renewable power options. Formerly a prominent nuclear booster, … [continued]

Technology Spotlight: Ventilation in Solar Decathlon Houses

1Sun4All. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon communications team presents a series of technology spotlights in the article below that introduce common technologies used in the Solar Decathlon team houses. This article written by Alexis Powers and Carol Laurie, clarifies Energy-Recovery Ventilation Systems. Good ventilation is vital for maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Houses … [continued]