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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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]

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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]

Home Control or Automation?

Clint Stevens

Home Control or Automation?

I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

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BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...

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