July/August 2014 Letters

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July/August 2014 Letters: July/August 2014

Do Thermostats Now Rule? Household feedback, monitoring, and control devices have always been problematic because of the behavior of users. Meier is correct about smart meters; utilities, state regulators, and privacy advocates have stymied the ...

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July/August 2014 Letters: July/August 2014

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June 30, 2014

Do Thermostats Now Rule? Household feedback, monitoring, and control devices have always been problematic because of the behavior of users. Meier is correct about smart meters; utilities, state regulators, and privacy advocates have stymied the ... [continue reading]

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Letters: May/June 2014

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April 30, 2014

Infographic I have a minor quibble about a chart in a recent issue (see “Direct-Install Programs: Gateway to Market Transformation,” HE Jan/Feb ’14, p. 12). The percentages in the pie charts are a ... [continue reading]

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Letters: March/April 2014: March/April 2014

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February 28, 2014

A Radiant Barrier in Winter? Thanks for the informative article (“Reflective-Insulation and Radiant-Barrier Systems,” HE Jan/Feb ’14, web only). I have a question. I live in Palm Springs and would like this ... [continue reading]

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Letters: January/February 2014

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December 26, 2013

Backdrafting Dangers In regard to “Backdrafting Appliances: Causes and Fixes,” (Sept/Oct ’13, web only). Why not just eliminate the problem [of backdrafting gas water heaters]? There are alternative water heating technologies. A ... [continue reading]

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Letters: November/December

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October 31, 2013

Cement Water Heaters? Do you have any knowledge or experience with the Hubbell PBX hybrid water heater? You may have to Google it. It is made in New England, has various capacities up to 120 gallons, ... [continue reading]

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Letters: September/October 2013

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August 29, 2013

"Elder Star" a Wise Idea That you can't find energy stats for elder care is, quite frankly, sad ("Elder Star," July/August '13, p. 2). In this age of government cut-backs, it's hard to imagine private ... [continue reading]

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

Mark Bello

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...

New Title 24 Standards

Macie Melendez

New Title 24 Standards

Updated building standards, designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings, take effect July 1 ...

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