Austin

Austin, Texas, Will Boost Solar Output

Posted on January 29,2015 by ScottG in Austin

The Austin, Texas, city council has passed a resolution that requires a total of 800 megawatts in new photovoltaic (PV) within six years, a move that would make Texas one of the top 10 solar electricity producers in the country, Greentech Media reports.

Aiming for Passive House in Texas

Posted on January 29,2015 by Fretboard in Austin

The original plan was to demolish the 1955-vintage three-bedroom house and then construct in its place a home that performs to the Passivhaus standard. According to the builder, Equitable Green Group (EEG), the old house was in relatively poor condition. But one feature of the old building saved it from complete demolition: a portion of the exterior siding contained asbestos, whose safe removal, EGG determined, would cost more than leaving the affected walls in place and rebuilding from there.

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