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    Overcoming Codes and Standards Barriers to Innovations in Building Energy Efficiency

    Overcoming Codes and Standards Barriers to Innovations in Building Energy Efficiency

    By Pam Cole and Theresa Gilbride

    Building codes have really motivated builders to increase the energy efficiency of new homes in recent years. But as quickly as the codes are ...
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    Hot Water:  Why Plumbing Technologies and System Designs Matter

    Hot Water: Why Plumbing Technologies and System Designs Matter

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    The average home in the United States makes at least 2,000 annual demands for hot water. And that’s very conservative. A more-likely demand ...
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    The Active World of Passive Houses

    The Active World of Passive Houses

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    The International Passive House Association estimates that there are around 40,000 certified Passive Houses (PHs) worldwide. Initially, that might seem like a large number; however, ...
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    Law Could Prevent Ambitious Battery Storage Plan in Texas

    Law Could Prevent Ambitious Battery Storage Plan in Texas

    By Holbert Janson

    The transmission utility responsible for the electricity infrastructure of much of Texas has an idea that could change ...
    A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Cooling Strategies in Japan and the US

    A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Cooling Strategies in Japan and the US

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    Infographic by Sarah Outcault, Kristin Heinemeier, Jennifer Kutzleb, Marco Pritoni, Qiwei Wang, and Paul Fortunato of the ...
     My Home Energy Project: Step 3 - Lighting

    My Home Energy Project: Step 3 - Lighting

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    A year ago I started a project to reduce the energy consumption in my condo. I’ve ...
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    Gas Safety Systems

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