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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Editorial: Surprising Turnabout at Energy Star

Author: Alan Meier
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March 10, 2007

For the first time, Energy Star is decertifying an entire category of product—the programmable thermostat—because it doesn’t reliably save energy (see “Energy Star Changes Approach to Programmable Thermostats,&... [continue reading]

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Editorial: That 3,000-Lb Gorilla in the Garage

Author: Alan Meier
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September 11, 2006

        With high gasoline prices, one’s attention naturally turns to that thirsty, 3,000-lb gorilla in the garage: the car. But how does gasoline consumption compare to the energy ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Arthurian Legend Meets Climate Constraints

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July 01, 2006

        On April 28, I attended a remarkable event at the University of California Berkeley campus honoring the energy efficiency achievements and sheer endurance of Dr.Arthur Rosenfeld on the occasion ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Hurricane Season - Again

Author: Mary James
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June 08, 2006

        The hurricanes of 2005 left more than one million homes damaged, according to FEMA estimates. Some argue that the unusual strength and frequency of last year’s storms are ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The New Energy Star Homes Standards: A Rater's Perspective

Author: Jim Cavallo
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May 01, 2006

        Every year on July 4, I’ve found myself listening to a reading of the Declaration of Independence on National Public Radio. Perhaps because I am advancing in age, ... [continue reading]

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Living Up to Our Values

Author: Mary James
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March 21, 2006

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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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