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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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]

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Notes from Abroad

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1996

I just returned from three weeks in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. Residential energy use remains important in these countries, but in surprisingly different ways, and for different reasons. And energy is being saved in characteristically un-American ways. [continue reading]

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Moisture and Energy Conservation

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1995

Several articles in this issue deal with the vexing problem of moisture in homes. Excessive moisture is, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, the source of catastrophic building failures. [continue reading]

To Zero and Beyond!

Ann Edminster

To Zero and Beyond!

The Net-Zero Energy Coalition convened the second Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit from March 3–5 as part of NESEA’...

The Evolution of Home Energy Management

Charlie Hewitt

The Evolution of Home Energy Management

In the hierarchy of dreaded activities, reviewing the monthly electricity bill ranks alongside stepping on the bathroom scale. As with ...

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