Mary James

Mary James is the publisher at Low Carbon Productions and former publisher of Home Energy. She is the author of several Passive House books, available for purchase at Home Energy's store.

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Strictly-Shell Man Converts

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 2004

        Whole-house contracting holds no mysteries for Richard Kornbluth, president and cofounder, with Frank LaSala, of EnTherm, Incorporated, in Syracuse, New York.The first time he got his hands on ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Hurricane Season - Again

Author: Mary James
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June 08, 2006

        The hurricanes of 2005 left more than one million homes damaged, according to FEMA estimates. Some argue that the unusual strength and frequency of last year’s storms are ... [continue reading]

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Putting Technology into Practice

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March 01, 2001

At the Village Green in Los Angeles, new kinds of partnerships and new energy-efficient applications work hand-in-hand. [continue reading]

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Fast Checks for Refrigerant Charge?

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 2002

For A/C technicians, new options exist for testing refrigerant charge levels. [continue reading]

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Conditioning the A/C Technician

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 2002

A relatively new A/C training system aims to turn A/C technicians into expert diagnosticians. [continue reading]

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Celebrating Successful Building

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January 01, 2005

This special issue of Home Energy brings together five building blocks in the home performance field: Home Energy, Affordable Comfort, Building Performance Institute (BPI), the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and the Energy and Environmental ... [continue reading]

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Burning Daylight

Author: Mary James
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March 20, 2007

Renewable Technologies, Incorporated, (RTI) sells, well, renewable technologies, but in the process it offers a service that many of its competitors haven’t yet thought to offer—energy auditing. Darryl Conklin, who founded ... [continue reading]

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Building Performance In Illinois

Author: Mary James
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November 21, 2007

Michael Lotesto has been in the construction and remodeling business for 26 years. But two years ago, after receiving certification as a Building Analyst and an Envelope Specialist from the Building Performance Institute (BPI), he converted ... [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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