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Architects Educate on Energy

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March 01, 1998

For some homeowners, the first stop on the way to a high-performance home is a visit to a concerned architect. [continue reading]

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New Problems, New Solutions at Affordable Comfort

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July 01, 1998

Affordable Comfort, the annual conference of the home performance industry, took place May 4-9 in Madison, Wisconsin. [continue reading]

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Insulation Systems: Same Tightness

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July 01, 1998

The National Association of Home Builders Research Center recently compared various wall insulation products, and found that with good air sealing, different insulation systems do not necessarily change a home's airtightness. [continue reading]

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ICFs and HERS: Guaranteed Performance, Easy Financing

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July 01, 1998

For the last 10 years, Reward Wall Systems, a manufacturer of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) in Omaha, Nebraska, has offered an energy guarantee: their ICFs save homeowners 70% on heating and cooling compared to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC), or Reward pays 110% of the difference in energy costs. [continue reading]

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New Jargon for the Trades

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July 01, 1998

Today, you may be an insulator, HVAC technician, or builder. Maybe you're a lighting designer, or a publicist for efficient buildings. But in the new market, you will be an energy efficiency service provider. [continue reading]

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Efficiency Sells for ESP

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July 01, 1998

Sometimes, energy service providers (ESPs) don't need the state to subsidize their energy efficiency services. [continue reading]

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Energy Code Goes International

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September 01, 1998

The Model Energy Code (MEC) is a national standard. When local code jurisdictions are updating a building code, they can use MEC as a starting point for their energy efficiency requirements, saving them time and trouble. [continue reading]

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Spreading the Word in San Francisco

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September 01, 1998

San Francisco's annual Western Building Show June 26Ð28 featured beautiful desert homes with wide green lawns, sparkling kitchen fixtures, and the most elaborate bathroom spas imaginable. [continue reading]

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