Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

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Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked ...

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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]

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Energy Conservation: A Great Investment Again

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1997

If you read only the news headlines, it's easy to believe that investments in energy conservation have gone the way of the dodo bird. [continue reading]

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Why Doesn't Every LibraryLend kwh Meters?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1997

Home Energy, conducted a roundtable of four energy monitoring experts. We present edited an (and expurgated) version of the discussion in this issue (p. 37). As the roundtable s moderator, I kept a low profile, but here I can tell you what struck me during the conversation. [continue reading]

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Multiple Rewards from Multifamily Rehab

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1997

In "Chicago Apartments Get New Lease on Life" (p. 23), Paul Knight describes the energy-efficient rehabilitation of abandoned buildings in blighted neighborhoods of Chicago. [continue reading]

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Carrying the Torch for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1997

About every two years, I write an editorial about lighting. [continue reading]

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To  Evaluate Window Films

Steve Capoccia

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To Evaluate Window Films

Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80% ...

Taming the Other Energy Hog Lurking in the Basement

Joanna Mauer

Taming the Other Energy Hog Lurking in the Basement

Last summer, DOE issued new efficiency standards for furnace fans, which are a little-known energy hog that may be lurking ...

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