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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The True Test Is in the Real World

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1998

In this issue of Home Energy, you'll find several articles and news briefs describing scientific studies of the energy performance of various technologies. [continue reading]

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Why Solar Roofs?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

One element of President Clinton's climate change program is installing one million solar collectors on the roofs of American homes. [continue reading]

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The Other Side of the Meter

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1998

Home Energy traditionally reports on innovations on the customer side of the meter--how customers use and conserve energy. We generally ignore events on the utility side--that complex organization which generates, transmits, and distributes energy to homes. [continue reading]

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European Appliance Technology Marches Onward

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1998

This issue contains an article about the annual European appliance exhibition, Domotechnica, which attracts an international collection of manufacturers displaying their latest products and concepts. [continue reading]

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Health, Safety, and the House as a System

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1997

It's become fashionable to talk about the house as a system. Is this just another expression that impresses customers and helps building performance experts sell their services? [continue reading]

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Truth and Consequences of Home Energy Ratings

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1997

Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) are an inherently reasonable idea. If consumers are aware of a home's energy efficiency prior to purchase, they can factor energy costs into their offering price, budget operating costs, and roll efficiency investments into the mortgage. [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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