Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

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Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’...

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Editorial: Why Japan's Electricity Crisis Matters

Author: Alan Meier
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June 29, 2012

You may not read about it on the front page of the newspapers, but Japan is undergoing a second electricity crisis. The first took place last spring and summer after the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami, and ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Reflections on ACI

Author: Alan Meier
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April 20, 2012

An industry's health is sometimes measured by the enthusiasm of its trade shows. Arguably, ACI is not a trade show, but it certainly is a bellwether for the home performance industry. And it rocked. By ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Folk Labels and Home Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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February 29, 2012

You’ve almost certainly seen them: a yellow Post-it on the thermostat or a brief note scribbled near the water heater controls, or perhaps a dog-eared card taped to the clothes washer. These are ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Measuring Matters

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 2012

Perhaps the greatest challenge to promoting energy efficiency is that you can’t see it. People understand electricity produced from a PV collector on the roof, and a kWh meter can easily report precisely ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Social Media in the Energy Efficiency Cashbox and Toolbox

Author: Alan Meier
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November 02, 2011

Isn't our cover cute? I hope you think so, but I also hope you realize that the mosaic tells a powerful story: electronic media, and social media in particular, are now a crucial part ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Celebrating Early Adopters of Energy Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2011

It's easy to dismiss the Energy Adopters' activities as unrealistic for broad application, but how often do we see those actions become commonplace a decade later? [continue reading]

Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

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Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

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Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...

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