Editorial: Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do

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Editorial: Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do

As part of Home Energy’s 30th birthday celebration, we are pleased to reprint a 1994 article by Michael Uniacke describing the way he taught building science in a community college (see the article here). ...

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Editorial: Why Japan's Electricity Crisis Matters

Author: Alan Meier
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June 29, 2012

You may not read about it on the front page of the newspapers, but Japan is undergoing a second electricity crisis. The first took place last spring and summer after the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami, and ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Reflections on ACI

Author: Alan Meier
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April 20, 2012

An industry's health is sometimes measured by the enthusiasm of its trade shows. Arguably, ACI is not a trade show, but it certainly is a bellwether for the home performance industry. And it rocked. By ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Folk Labels and Home Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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February 29, 2012

You’ve almost certainly seen them: a yellow Post-it on the thermostat or a brief note scribbled near the water heater controls, or perhaps a dog-eared card taped to the clothes washer. These are ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Measuring Matters

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 2012

Perhaps the greatest challenge to promoting energy efficiency is that you can’t see it. People understand electricity produced from a PV collector on the roof, and a kWh meter can easily report precisely ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Social Media in the Energy Efficiency Cashbox and Toolbox

Author: Alan Meier
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November 02, 2011

Isn't our cover cute? I hope you think so, but I also hope you realize that the mosaic tells a powerful story: electronic media, and social media in particular, are now a crucial part ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Celebrating Early Adopters of Energy Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2011

It's easy to dismiss the Energy Adopters' activities as unrealistic for broad application, but how often do we see those actions become commonplace a decade later? [continue reading]

Encouraging Homeowners to Invest in Impact-Rated Windows

Jason Fowler

Encouraging Homeowners to Invest in Impact-Rated Windows

If you work with homeowners who live somewhere inland, one of their top considerations when choosing new windows for their ...

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Scott Mellberg

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...

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