Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces

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Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces

You would be professionally remiss if you did not read “Attics and Crawl Spaces” in this issue. The article by Terry Nordbye is a valuable reminder that home performance problems too often begin ...

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Editorial: Thirty Years of Waterbeds and Home Energy Magazine

Author: Alan Meier
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December 26, 2013

Welcome to the 30th anniversary of Home Energy magazine. In commemoration of our 30 years we will be publishing some of our earliest articles. We hope that these articles are both entertaining and informative. [continue reading]

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Editorial: We're Too Serious

Author: Alan Meier
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November 02, 2013

While preparing for Home Energy’s 30th anniversary, we leafed through some of the earliest issues. Today’s issues are slick compared to those early years. It was amateur hour then because an ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Lighting Controls and Zero Energy Homes

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2013

An article in this issue, "Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings" (page 38), has implications beyond dramatic savings in stairwells in apartment buildings. Ostensibly the article is about proper settings for motion sensors and ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Elder Star

Author: Alan Meier
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June 30, 2013

All of us have elderly relatives or friends, but have you ever considered their energy consumption patterns? On the surface, those patterns may look little different from your own, but in fact the aging population ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Heating and Cooling No Longer Majority of U.S. Home Energy Use

Author: Alan Meier
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April 28, 2013

Since 2010, residential electricity consumption has been almost constant, but were technical efficiency improvements or the recession the principal cause? [continue reading]

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Editorial: Home Energy and the Fracking Dividend

Author: Alan Meier
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March 31, 2013

Most of us will agree that it’s technically feasible to build homes that consume dramatically less energy than today’s typical home. And in most locations we can build a home that ... [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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