Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight.

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Time-of-Sale Energy Labeling of Homes: A Concept

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July 01, 2010

In 2003, the European Commission passed the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)—perhaps the first mandatory implementation of time-of-sale energy labeling of buildings. To date, the United States has not followed suit. However, recent ... [continue reading]

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Multifamily Housing

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May 03, 2010

The Overlooked Sector for Energy Efficiency [continue reading]

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ECM Efficiency

Author: Kohta Ueno
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May 03, 2010

Electrically Commutated Motors (ECM) in air-handler fans promise improved efficiency. But does improved technology necessarily mean efficient HVAC systems? [continue reading]

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Do CFLs Still Pass the Test?

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May 03, 2010

Energy Star cracks down on deficient CFLs. [continue reading]

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Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market

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March 01, 2010

The depressed new home market is providing a challenge - and an opportunity - for home builders considering entering the retrofit market. [continue reading]

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The Net Impact of Home Energy Feedback Devices

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March 01, 2010

Recently, much attention has been focused on modifying the way individuals interact with energy consuming products in their homes. In order to examine the viability of real-time feedback devices to produce energy savings, Energy Trust ... [continue reading]

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

Shawna Henderson

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...

Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

Joan Glickman

Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...

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