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    V-Strip Weather Strip Update: Two Years Later

    V-Strip Weather Strip Update: Two Years Later

    By Ethan Skutt and Ian M. Shapiro

    An important factor in the airtightness of a building, and its energy efficiency, is the amount of infiltration allowed through closed windows and doors. ...
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    Cracking the Quality Code

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    Seemingly minor errors are eating performance contractors' profits in ways most of them don't understand. Here's how to get that profit back.
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    Help Us Over the Hump

    Help Us Over the Hump

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    This may blow up A carefully constructed image I’ve created of myself as a committed energy geek, but the truth is that ...
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    When Retrofitting A/C, Do the Ducts Too?

    When Retrofitting A/C, Do the Ducts Too?

    By Debbie Sniderman

    Three contractors weigh in on the often complicated decision homeowners have to make when repairing, reconfiguring, or replacing their ducts.
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    A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency

    A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency

    By Kevin Farrell

    In early September, Conservation Services Group (CSG) celebrated its 30-year anniversary with ...
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    Congratulations to the Home Performance with Energy Star Housing Innovation Award Winners!

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    Hot Water at any Faucet in 3 to 5 Seconds

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    How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

    By Kurt Jacobson

    Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million ...
     

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