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Lessons learned from the solar financing market provide insight into finance solutions for home performance.

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City Requires Energy Ratings for Loans

Author: Nan Wishner
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July 01, 1996

The city of Pomona, California, is one of the first in the country to require home energy ratings for homes receiving city assistance for mortgages or rehabilitation. [continue reading]

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Computing Commuting Into Mortgages

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November 01, 1995

City dwellers have long known that they spend less on transportation than do suburbanites. Now conservation organizations are studying how these savings might translate into higher qualifying ratios for home mortgages. [continue reading]

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Making Energy Mortgages Work

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May 01, 1995

Since the late 1970s, states have tried to integrate energy efficiency considerations into the daily business practices of the housing finance, sales, and construction industries. [continue reading]

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HUD's Energy-Efficient Mortgage Pilot

Author: Cyril Penn
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November 01, 1993

In its first serious effort to address the barriers of financing energy efficiency improvements in existing homes, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) has selected five states--Alaska, Arkansas, California, Vermont, and Virginia--to participate in an Energy-Efficient Mortgage (EEM) pilot program. [continue reading]

How your refrigerator has kept its cool over 40 years of efficiency improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How your refrigerator has kept its cool over 40 years of efficiency improvements

One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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