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Affordable Cooling with Window Air Conditioners

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July 01, 1993

While families in southern climates use a considerable amount of energy during the cooling season, conservation programs aimed at reducing air conditioning electricity consumption usually only target homes with central air conditioning, reflecting a general belief that homes with window units can't produce significant savings. [continue reading]

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The Reach of Low-Income Weatherization Assistance

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May 01, 1993

Since 1976, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has operated the nation's largest energy conservation program--the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). [continue reading]

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Building Tightness Guidelines: When Is a House Too Tight?

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March 01, 1993

After more than a decade of training and field experience, low-income weatherization crews are substantially increasing the air tightness of homes. [continue reading]

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Keeping a Running Score on Weatherization

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March 01, 1993

Careful evaluations of low-income weatherization programs undertaken in the 1980s are in large part responsible for the impressive improvements many programs have achieved in recent years. [continue reading]

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`Read Me Your Thermostat': Short-Term Evaluation Tools

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March 01, 1993

It's not easy to measure savings from energy conservation work, yet it is crucial for a job well done. [continue reading]

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Weatherizing Sieves

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March 01, 1993

It all started in October 1988, when the Brunswick Country Public Housing Agency received $20,000 to develop a weatherization program. The purpose of the program was to improve the thermal environment of poor, elderly, and disabled citizens of the county. [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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