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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]

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What's So Great About Moving Heat?

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1996

There are several articles in this issue about heat pumps-both air source and ground source. Heat pumps are attractive because they extract heat from otherwise unavailable sources and move it to useful places, like inside homes and water heaters. [continue reading]

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Is My Home's Energy Use Average?

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1996

Many of us have heard this question after reviewing a household's utility bills. [continue reading]

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Catastrophe Under a Hot Thin Roof

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1996

It's summer and it is hard to ignore the heat out there. In this issue, Home Energy offers three ways that energy professionals are beating the heat. [continue reading]

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Solar Sneaks in the Back Door

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1996

Several articles in this issue deal with solar energy. [continue reading]

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Ventilation Fans: the New Energy Hogs?

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1996

The article on ventilation fans ("Mechanical Ventilation for the Home," p. 13) contains some remarkable information. The good news is that sizing and installation guidelines are being established and that small ventilation and exhaust fans themselves are improving. [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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