At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

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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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At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

Author: Alan Meier
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February 27, 2015

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 ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Fast-Changing World of Saving Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 2015

In reviewing the content of this issue, I was struck by how rapidly the energy-saving business is changing. In this issue, we cover the come-from-nowhere explosion in LEDs. Another article about energy-efficient homes in Germany ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Lighting Services for Aliens

Author: Alan Meier
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October 26, 2014

Who benefits from all this upward-shining light? Maybe a few alien beings. [continue reading]

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Editorial: From Energy Audits to Home Performance

Author: Alan Meier
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August 29, 2014

30 Years with Home Energy Magazine [continue reading]

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Editorial: Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do

Author: Alan Meier
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June 30, 2014

As part of Home Energy’s 30th birthday celebration, we are pleased to reprint a 1994 article by Michael Uniacke describing the way he taught building science in a community college (see the article here). ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The House of Mystery

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April 30, 2014

Sometimes we forget how complicated a house is. Building scientists know all about a house’s complexity because, even with help from supercomputers, they still can’t reliably simulate many of the processes ... [continue reading]

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