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RBI Solar, Inc.

5513 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45217
513-618-7214
hkaur@rbisolar.com
http://www.rbisolar.com
RBI Solar, Inc. is the leading turn-key supplier of
solar mounting systems. As a specialist in ground
mount, roof mount, landfill solar, and custom
designed specialty solar structures, RBI Solar focuses
on providing the most robust solar racking systems,
installation services, and project management
capabilities to serve owners and integrators. RBI Solar
has engineers on staff licensed in all 50 states and
offers complete design, high tech manufacturing,
nationwide installation, and technical support to
help solve the toughest challenges in the industry.
Leveraging more than 80 years of experience in the
commercial design-build specialty structures market,
RBI Solar works with its clients to identify the most
economical, durable and robust solution for solar
installations.
Specialties: Photovoltaics

Reinsulation, Inc.

340 McKinstry Ave.
Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
413-599-4884
reinsulation@gmail.com
http://www.reinsul.com
REinsulation reclaims useable rigid insulation
boards from commercial flat roofs at our Chicopee,
Massachusetts warehouse. The insulation is in
usable condition at about half the price of new
insulation. This combination results in equivalent
thermal performance for 50% or more off cost of
new insulation, or twice the thermal performance at
cost similar to new. We also stock innovative rigid
insulation products not available at lumberyards.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Commercial & Institutional, Consultancy, Education,
Energy Conservation, Envelope & Enclosure, Insulation

Resilience Hub

224 Anderson St.
Portland, Maine 04101
207-370-7697
info@resiliencehub.org
http://resiliencehub.org
The Resilience Hub is a collaborative non-profit
organization based in Portland Maine. Our mission
is to build resilience at the personal, household and
community levels while creating thriving examples of
abundance based on ecological wisdom. We do this
by offering a range of events, education and training
as well as resilience-building services and projects.
We operate at local, statewide and regional scales.
Our work touches on all the realms traditionally
encompassed by Permaculture (land use, energy,
water, buildings, etc.) but with special focus on food
and creating new economic models.
Specialties: Education, The Big Picture

Retrotec, Inc.

1060 East Pole Rd.
Everson, Washington 98247
604-732-0142
jwest@retrotec.com
http://www.retrotec.com
Retrotec is the world's leading manufacturer of
building diagnostic tools. They make blower doors,
duct testers, digital manometers, and air leakage
testing software. Retrotec promotes green building
through air tightness and enclosure integrity testing
with equipment, software & training.
Specialties: Certifications & Standards, Consultancy,
Energy Auditing, Envelope & Enclosure, Home
Inspection, HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, Insulation,
Mechanical Systems & Lighting, Multifamily, Passive
Housing, Research, Single Family, The Big Picture,
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RH Irving Homebuilders

543 West Salisbury Rd.
Salisbury, New Hampshire 03268
603-344-6488
bob@rhirvinghomebuilders.com
http://www.rhirvinghomebuilders.com
Building fossil fuel free high performance homes
with constant fresh air supply for excellent air quality
and low energy bills. BrightBuilt Modular Homes.
Custom Net Zero Energy Homes. Custom Passive
House Homes, Certified or Non-Certified. Deep Energy
Retrofits for existing homes. Design-build; on site or
modular. Certified Passive House Consultant.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Remodeling/DER

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

315 Iron Horse Way, Ste. 101
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
401-278-9100
ref@commerceri.com
http://www.commerceri.com
The Commerce RI Renewable Energy Fund (REF) is
dedicated to increasing the role of renewable energy
throughout the state. The REF provides grants and
loans for renewable energy projects with the potential
to make electricity in a cleaner, more sustainable
manner, while stimulating job growth in the green
technology and energy sectors of Rhode Island's
economy. Using funds from the 'system benefit
charge' on electric bills and Alternative Compliance
Payments, Commerce RI will fund renewable energy
projects in small-scale solar, feasibility studies and
commercial development.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Commercial &
Institutional, Consumer Information, Education,
Photovoltaics, Renewables & The Grid

Richard Renner | Architects

35 Pleasant St.
Portland, Maine 04101
207-773-9699
info@rrennerarchitects.com
http://www.rrennerarchitects.com
Richard Renner | Architects, a full-service architectural
firm with offices in Portland, Maine and Sherborn,
Massachusetts, is a richly varied practice creating
inspired places for living, working, and learning.
Environmentally responsible design is a cornerstone
of the practice, and for over a decade, the firm has
expanded and refined the process of designing
effective" green" buildings.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Architecture, Building
Design & Construction, Cities & Communities,
Commercial & Institutional, Design Process,
Energy Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Insulation,
Multifamily, Net Zero Energy, Remodeling/DER, Single
Family, The Big Picture

Ridgeview Construction

132A North Rd., PO Box 185
Deerfield, New Hampshire 03037
603-303-7206
scarter@ridgeview-construction.com
http://www.greenbuildernh.com
The home-building industry is more dynamic than ever
before. As our environmental consciousness grows, the
protection of land and natural resources is a mounting
public concern. How we build homes, with regards
to location, design and choice of materials, is one of
the most significant ways we impact our future. At
Ridgeview, we offer a holistic, green approach to home
building, harmonizing the intricate systems within the
home and property to minimize the environmental
impact and improve the overall efficiency and
healthiness of a home. Best of all, we care about the
bigger picture without comprising aesthetics or the
needs of the present. Our award-winning custom
design shows that our eye for detail extends through
all aspects of the home-building process.
Specialties: Building Design & Construction,
Remodeling/DER

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Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council
(RBSCC)

555 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11206
718-366-3800
rcassidy@rbscc.org
http://www.rbscc.org
RBSCC was an early adopter of green building
and energy efficiency technologies in residential
construction. From participating in NYSERDA's first
pilot program for multi-family buildings in 2004 to
the 2014 completion of the first 100% affordable
multi-family passive house in the country, RBSCC has
been a leader in the field of green development for
over a decade.
Specialties: Multifamily, Passive Housing, Social
Services

R.J. Aley Building Contractors, LLC

185 Wilton Rd.
Westport, Connecticut 06880
203-226-9933
jaley@rjaley.com
http://www.rjaley.com
We specialize in energy efficient home remodeling,
green building & historic preservation. Our projects
include additions, bathrooms, kitchens and whole
house renovations that blend seamlessly with the
architectural style & period details of your home while
enhancing its energy efficiency, functionality and
comfort. We pride ourselves on attention to detail,
and re-enforce our commitment to high standards
through ongoing education in energy efficiency and
sustainable building materials and methods. We
strive to establish a relationship with our clients based
on trust and integrity. Whether an addition, historic
renovation, energy efficiency improvements or new
Energy Star home, we maintain the highest standards
and see each project through, from inception to
completion.
Specialties: Alternative Energy, Building Design
& Construction, Energy Conservation, Insulation,
Remodeling/DER, Single Family

RLE Industries

35 Kulick Rd.
Fairfield, New Jersey 07004
973-276-0667
skoenig@rleindustries.com
http://www.rleindustries.com
RLE and our operating divisions Robert Lighting
and Energy, and Lumenera make a full line of energy
efficient fluorescent, HID and LED fixtures in standard
and custom configurations. Our Energy Services
division performs lighting retrofit services to business
and industrial customers that can save up to 50% on
energy costs.
As a legacy fixture manufacturer RLE and the
knowledgeable people that serve our customers use
its decades of experience to consistently make and
develop durable, high quality fixtures that meet the
objectives of their users. With hundreds of models
and custom versions of standard products, RLE can
meet any reasonable request. Special colors, wiring
modifications and extreme applications can all be
accommodated through the flexibility of our people
and our processes.
Specialties: Commercial & Institutional, Lighting
Supply, Manufacturing, Remodeling/DER


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016

From the Executive Director and Board Chair
New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?
Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Rainscreen Systems
My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
BuildingEnergy Green Pages
Index to Advertisers / Ad.com
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - BuildingEnergy Green Pages
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