December 2019

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By Samantha Caputo | Tue, December 10, 2019
As 2019 comes to a close and we look towards the start of a new decade, there is a lot on which to reflect. I think about the calendar year turning to 2020 and know that leaves us with just 10 years to drastically reduce our emissions to prevent catastrophic climate impacts. Ten years doesn’t seem like a long time, yet so much can happen in that time. During the last 10 years, I graduated high…
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By John Balfe | Mon, December 9, 2019
When you think of energy efficient buildings, who are the critical market actors that come to mind? Perhaps it’s those that are responsible for the design and construction of buildings – the architects, engineers, and contractors. Or maybe it’s your local utility company that offers some form of a rebate or incentive for installing energy efficient equipment. The true unsung heroes of the…
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By Kai Palmer Dunning | Fri, December 6, 2019
A History of Climate Leadership In 2009, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to adopt an above-code appendix to its “base” building energy code. This appendix was called 780 CMR Appendix 115.AA, more colloquially known as the “Stretch Code”. The adoption of the Stretch Code came on the heels of Massachusetts also becoming one of the first states to sign the Global Warming…
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By Andrew Winslow | Wed, December 4, 2019
Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we see in the data and the stories behind those trends. This is an exciting time for the Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED) team here at NEEP! In keeping with NEEP’s core mission and practice of collaboration, last month we hosted a stakeholder meeting to…

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