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Reevaluating our Energy Standards for 2013

Do you see the need for a new energy-performance standard for houses which is even more stringent than the EQuilibrium (Net Zero Energy) Standard?

As we move into another year, we can reflect back on 2012 and decipher our rising carbon dioxide levels; warmer oceans; declining Arctic and Antarctic ice levels; and, increases in typhoons and hurricanes. Fuel burning continues to be the guiltiest culprit of contributions to burning fossil fuel in the U.S. and continues to create bigger issues such as the “Franksenstorm” which accompanied Hurricane Sandy in the Northeastern U.S.

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