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New Paths to Home Performance

Author: Mark Wilson
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September 07, 2008

Through its training courses, the California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) gets to know contractors interested in home performance and others you wouldn't expect. [continue reading]

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Nanogrids Can Support Smart Grid Success

Nanogrids Can Support Smart Grid Success

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The Smart Grid promises to deliver the right amount of power to the right equipment at the right time and at the right price. However, fulfillment of this promise is dependent on precise control of electricity, and is being offered just as renewable generation and variable pricing structures introduce more challenges to grid operations. [continue reading]

Simergy Brings the Power of EnergyPlus to Designers and Architects

Simergy Brings the Power of EnergyPlus to Designers and Architects

Mark Wilson

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) open-source EnergyPlus building energy simulation program has helped architects and engineers design more efficient buildings for more than a decade. However, it can take a great deal of effort to input information and analyze the output. As a result, many have avoided using the program, while others have turned to third-party graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to increase its effectiveness. As entities such as the California ... [continue reading]

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