Mary James

Mary James is the publisher of Home Energy magazine.

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Natural Insulation Products

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September 01, 2003

Soft on the environment - and sometimes even soft to the touch - natural insulation products are filling a growing market niche. [continue reading]

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A Whirlwind Startup

Author: Mary James
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November 01, 2004

        Starting a new business isn’t usually a cakewalk, but some needs just cry out to be filled. In 2002 Mike Woodson was a telecommunications engineer in Ridgeland, Mississippi,... [continue reading]

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The Right Way Is Right

Author: Mary James
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November 01, 2004

        Joe Kuonen, president of Comfort Diagnostics and Solutions in Sherwood,Arkansas, didn’t want to be a contractor anymore. He wanted to be an energy guru.That’... [continue reading]

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Guaranteed to Succeed

Author: Mary James
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March 01, 2005

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Cutting-Edge Construction

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 2005

        Shannon Balts and her husband, Kevin Balts, of Balts Construction of the Chippewa Valley, in Wisconsin, pride themselves on running a family-friendly company that is open to new ideas.... [continue reading]

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Living Up to Our Values

Author: Mary James
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March 21, 2006

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Remodeling a Business

Author: Mary James
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September 01, 2004

        It would be hard to imagine a more ardent, outspoken proponent of home performance principles than Darin Hughes, president of Hughesco, Incorporated, in Amherst,New York. “We don&... [continue reading]

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His Own Brand of Marketing

Author: Mary James
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July 01, 2004

        Getting a home’s performance problems treated in a systematic way requires leaping two hurdles. First, contractors need to be trained to use a wholehouse approach; second, customers ... [continue reading]

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Combating Sneaky Electricity Consumers

Combating Sneaky Electricity Consumers

Mary James

You bought the new computer for yourself, the game module for your kids, those great new lamps that really brighten up the living room; then, one day you noticed your utility bill had really jumped.  Using less heat and shivering through November didn’t cut it. Welcome to the brave new world of energy use in your home.  Traditionally, heating and cooling, along with water heating, have consumed most of the energy ... [continue reading]

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