The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

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The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...

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Laying a Foundation with the SWS

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June 30, 2013

The Standard Work Specifications (SWS) for Home Energy Upgrades were developed by DOE, its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to set the standard for high-quality work in the weatherization ... [continue reading]

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Good Bones: Structural Framing Tips for Better Energy Performance Under the Latest Codes

Author: Glen Robak
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June 30, 2013

It is virtually impossible to achieve the standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by accident, let alone those of the 2012 IECC, which is even more stringent. The 2012 IECC reaches into almost every part ... [continue reading]

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You, me, & the TRC

Author: Steve Byers
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April 30, 2013

How Do Utilities Define Cost, and How Does That Affect Your Business? [continue reading]

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Rx for Wx

Author: Don Watts
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April 28, 2013

How the Pike County, Ohio, Weatherization (Wx) Program maintained success post-ARRA [continue reading]

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Idaho Power Builds Strong Partnership for Success in Weatherization

Author: Cheryl Paoli
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April 28, 2013

With headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and an employee base of approximately 2,000 people, Idaho Power is an electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and purchase of electric energy. We run a weatherization program ... [continue reading]

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Using the Web to Motivate Customers to Save Energy

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February 26, 2013

Can an online game that teaches you how to save energy ever be as popular and addicting as Angry Birds? Are people going to be as drawn to checking out their energy use trends online ... [continue reading]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

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 ...

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