Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

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Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’...

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Editorial: Energy Efficiency in Unexpected Places The Dubai Lamp

Author: Alan Meier
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June 13, 2018

The Middle East—and especially Dubai—is known for its excesses. You visit Dubai to see the world’s tallest building, indoor ski slopes, exotic cars, and huge, air-conditioned shopping malls. What ... [continue reading]

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If You Sell Electricity, You Should Be Worried

Author: Alan Meier
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August 15, 2017

Any way you look at it, residential electricity use in America is falling. Recent data from the Energy Information Administration show that electricity use fell 3% in total and 7% when calculated per person in the last ... [continue reading]

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Bits and Watts, Watts and Bits

Author: Alan Meier
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May 31, 2017

More and more, the streams of energy and information are becoming entangled. No single event heralds this merger; instead, dozens of innovations across a wide front mark the transformation. What does that wide front look ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Art Rosenfeld's Legacy

Author: Alan Meier
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February 19, 2017

Art Rosenfeld, the father of modern energy efficiency, recently passed away. You may not have heard of Art, but he transformed the way you save energy. So you want to design an energy-efficient home? You&... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Natural Gas Is Becoming Less Attractive

Author: Alan Meier
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November 27, 2016

The United States and Canada have been fortunate to have access to natural gas for space heating, water heating, and other applications. Over the decades, gas supplies have been both reliable and affordable. We also ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Body and Soul of Connected Devices

Author: Alan Meier
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August 31, 2016

In a recent article by Chris Dorsi, he provides an excellent summary of the latest crop of Internet-connected devices for home energy applications. This year’s harvest is larger, more diverse, and often more ... [continue reading]

Two Friends of Summer Study

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Two Friends of Summer Study

The following profile first appeared in the Grapevine, a daily newsletter produced by Home Energy Magazine staff at the biannual ...

DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

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DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready ...

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