Keeping Cool: Thinking Winter in July

by KelsiDayle on Jul. 28th, 2010

Polar Home: This guy does not look like he minds his cool digs, but I think I am going to turn down my A/C now.
Polar Home: This guy does not look like he minds his cool digs, but I think I am going to turn down my A/C now.Courtesy thecourtyard

In a news release this past week, the University of Minnesota, led by professors Pat Huelman and John Carmody, has announced being chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to "Build America."

The research group, the NorthernSTAR Energy Efficient Housing Research Partnership Team, will be developing cheap solutions to home energy efficiency in cold climates. For me and you, that means more comfortable and eco-friendly Minnesota winters to come! Pretty cool, huh?

For more information, check out "Polar Energy", an article in the Institute on the Environment's Momentum magazine, winter 2010.

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