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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Editorial: How Private Should Utility Bills Be?

Author: Alan Meier
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March 08, 2009

The cover of this issue depicts extraordinarily useful information: the homes whose attics are inadequately insulated. British residents can go onto the Web and find their homes—or their neighbors’ homes—to ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Now We Know the Value of Energy Star

Author: Alan Meier
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January 02, 2009

The elections overshadowed a press release by Energy Star announcing a settlement with LG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances and consumer electronics. That’s a pity because the settlement ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Heat Pump Water Heaters - Another Prius in the Basement?

Author: Alan Meier
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November 06, 2008

It was good news to learn that Energy Star has finally announced specifications for water heaters. The specification for heat pump water heaters is particularly welcome, since these products have an unusually large savings potential. ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Libertarian Paternalism and Saving Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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September 07, 2008

Remember the old TV show “Father Knows Best” from the mid 1950s? As with any TV sitcom, there were lots of jokes, funny dialogue, and plot twists often leading to difficult situations that ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Juneau Saves Electricity in a Hurry

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2008

What do you do when the price of electricity suddenly jumps fivefold? This was the dilemma faced by the residents of Juneau, Alaska, when an avalanche suddenly cut the transmission line to their source of ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Who Is Going to Build the Zero Energy Home?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2008

You could easily have overlooked a quiet change in recent statements by the world’s leading climate change researchers. Everyone knew that the goals set forth in the Kyoto Protocol were baby steps on ... [continue reading]

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

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Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...

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Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...

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