Editorial: Climate Change and Garage Door Openers

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Editorial: Climate Change and Garage Door Openers

California just approved legislation requiring all new garage door openers to have battery backups, so that doors would open even when electricity service is interrupted. The legislation—SB 969—sailed through with almost no ...

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Editorial: Climate Change and Garage Door Openers

Author: Alan Meier
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December 09, 2018

California just approved legislation requiring all new garage door openers to have battery backups, so that doors would open even when electricity service is interrupted. The legislation—SB 969—sailed through with almost no ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Buzz from the ACEEE Conference on Energy Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
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September 14, 2018

Every two years, a thousand energy efficiency experts gather near Monterey, California, to discuss every conceivable aspect of energy use in buildings. Two years is long enough for changes in the outside world to be ... [continue reading]

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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]

Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

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Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

To save money on a building’s energy costs, window replacement may not be a smart move, according to ...

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