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July/August 2014 Letters: July/August 2014

Do Thermostats Now Rule? Household feedback, monitoring, and control devices have always been problematic because of the behavior of users. Meier is correct about smart meters; utilities, state regulators, and privacy advocates have stymied the ...

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Letters: July/August 2005

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July 01, 2005

With HVAC, Size Does Matter I have been facing the HVAC-sizing problem for my new house on the central Gulf Coast of Texas for some time now. I had a Manual J run by an ... [continue reading]

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LETTERS: November/December 1999

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November 01, 1999

HVAC Duct Sizing Method Debate, Oversized Boiler in Earthen Home? [continue reading]

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LETTERS: September/October 1999

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September 01, 1999

Guarantee Gets Attention, Star Status for Blower Doors?, Time's Arrow Pricks the Rule of Thumb [continue reading]

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LETTERS: July/August 1999

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July 01, 1999

Home Inspectors Debate Wisconsin, Pool Cover Mysteries Uncovered, Table Makes Trouble, Comfort Home Flattered, Home Energy Web Audits Elusive [continue reading]

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LETTERS: July/August 1999

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July 01, 1999

Home Inspectors Debate Wisconsin, Pool Cover Mysteries Uncovered, Table Makes Trouble, Comfort Home Flattered, Home Energy Web Audits Elusive [continue reading]

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LETTERS: May/June 1999

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May 01, 1999

Vermont Has Adopted 1995 MEC, Wisconsin Feels Left Out, Insulation Makers Refute Stain Claims [continue reading]

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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