Editorial: The Fast-Changing World of Saving Energy

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Editorial: The Fast-Changing World of Saving Energy

In reviewing the content of this issue, I was struck by how rapidly the energy-saving business is changing. In this issue, we cover the come-from-nowhere explosion in LEDs. Another article about energy-efficient homes in Germany ...

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An Instructive Breeze from Ceiling Fans

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1999

It may come as a surprise that there are more than 150 million ceiling fans in the United States. In Florida alone, the best estimate is 30 million. Nobody knows how much electricity ceiling fans use, but in warm climates (like Florida) a home's ceiling fan energy use may equal that of its refrigerator. [continue reading]

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Reducing Leaking Electricity to a Trickle

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1999

It isn't often that I have an opportunity to editorialize on my own research activities, but leaking electricity gives me an opening. I have been investigating standby power losses for several years. [continue reading]

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Energy Tax Credit Alert

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1999

Tax credits for energy efficient homes may appear by the millennium. As "Energy Tax Credit May Materialize" on page 7 describes, at press time the discussions were still at a very early stage, and nothing had been settled. [continue reading]

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The State of Training

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1999

It's been 25 years since the first oil embargo. The resulting surge of interest in energy conservation spawned new industries and professions devoted to raising the efficiency of homes. [continue reading]

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Duct Tape Redux

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1998

It's been difficult to avoid the media attention in the past few months on the inability of duct tape to seal ducts. [continue reading]

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Telltales

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1998

A "telltale" reveals or discloses something. On a sailboat, telltales indicate the trim of the sails. In a home, telltales are clues that provide useful information about its energy performance or the quality of its indoor environment. [continue reading]

Become a Citizen Scientist

David Grieshop

Become a Citizen Scientist

Reality-LLC is my consulting firm based in southern Arizona.  Water is a precious resource here—as it is ...

Sales Funnels Are Funny Shaped Things

Shawna Henderson

Sales Funnels Are Funny Shaped Things

One challenge seems to be at the forefront of a lot of the discussions I'm having with colleagues and ...

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