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Will California Do Its Own Thing?

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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November 01, 1995

A proposal has also been issued by the California Energy Commission (CEC), which is required by state legislation to develop regulations governing HERS programs operating in the state. While many aspects of the proposed regulations mirror the federal ones, there are some key differences. [continue reading]

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New Appliance Labels Emphasize Energy Use

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January 01, 1996

Revised Energy Guide labels are now appearing on appliances, in accordance with a July 1994 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling. [continue reading]

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Conference Christens Home Performance Industry

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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January 01, 1996

The Affordable Comfort West conference came to California for the second time on October 11-13, 1995. Participants represented heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and other contractors; consulting firms; utilities; and nonprofit organizations. [continue reading]

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Thermal Scientists Convene

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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March 01, 1996

Building scientists from all over the United States and Canada descended on Clearwater Beach, Florida, for a week of information exchange December 4-8, 1995. [continue reading]

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Off-Grid in a Cold City: The Alberta Sustainable Home

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March 01, 1996

The Alberta Sustainable Home is a new suburban three-bedroom house and office that will soon be independent of the sewer, electric, and water systems. [continue reading]

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Contractor Training Key to California Utility's Loan Program

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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November 30, 1999

Until 1995, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in California gave customers rebates for purchasing energy-efficient products. [continue reading]

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Ten Years of Affordable Comfort

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July 01, 1996

For the past decade energy specialists and weatherization professionals have been meeting at Affordable Comfort conferences to share their experience and learn from others. [continue reading]

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Building Energy: A Meeting of Minds

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 1996

The Building Energy conference is one place where people are not afraid to talk about their philosophies. [continue reading]

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