Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

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Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

 High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ...

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Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

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June 11, 2018

 High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ... [continue reading]

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The Benefits of Zone Pressure Diagnostics

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March 22, 2018

Weatherization and home performance contractors have been using zone pressure diagnostic (ZPD) testing since the 1990s to better diagnose, and ultimately improve, the airtightness of homes. Though our understanding of ZPD testing has come a ... [continue reading]

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Fewer Shades of Gray: Reducing Confusion Regarding HVAC Design in Energy Star Homes

Author: Dean Gamble
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May 08, 2017

Life is rarely black and white. Just go to your local paint store and you’ll find many shades of gray – Monorail Silver, Morning Fog, Snowbound, Tinsmith. The differences are subtle and too ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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January 03, 2017

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ... [continue reading]

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Space Heating and Cooling Energy Savings of Smart Thermostats in a Hot-Humid Climate

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December 13, 2016

Smart thermostats (sometime called “connected thermostats”) regulate the home temperature by self-programming, using heuristic evaluation of user habits and occupancy. The Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) project, conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center ... [continue reading]

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Dehumidifier Surprises

Author: Abe Kruger
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December 06, 2016

Construction projects are always full of surprises. Recently I experienced this first hand when I renovated my home, dubbed Green on Gift because of its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Some surprises are ... [continue reading]

Our First Year with Solar Panels

Chris Stratton

Our First Year with Solar Panels

We got solar panels installed on our home on 22 April 2016 - Earth Day, coincidentally. We now have a full year's ...

New Consortium for Energy Efficiency Report  High Stakes for Energy Efficiency

Joe Cullen, Director of Policy and State Outreach

New Consortium for Energy Efficiency Report High Stakes for Energy Efficiency

Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, ...

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