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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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Letters: July/August 2009

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July 01, 2009

Per Bedroom Opinion Momentum is growing in the effort to evaluate energy use in buildings, and develop a ranking or scoring system for all new and existing buildings. Sadly, the most worrying trend in residential ... [continue reading]

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Letters: May/June 2009

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May 06, 2009

Shower Faucets Frustration I am in the energy contracting and consulting business and just built my own home. Needless to say, it is very efficient and very green, including solar hot water. I learned a ... [continue reading]

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Letters: March/April 2009

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March 09, 2009

How Tight Is a Passive House? I love your magazine and Web site. You inform me about cutting edge technology for advising, building, and renovating—backed up by tests and studies—it isn&... [continue reading]

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Letters: January/February 2009

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January 02, 2009

Where’s the High-Density Foam? I was looking over your article in the Nov/Dec ’08 issue (“The Long Island Green Homes Program,” p. 6) and noticed that the description of the picture ... [continue reading]

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Letters: November/December 2008

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November 06, 2008

Not Too Steamed Regarding the article “Naturally Circulating Hot Water Systems” (Sept/Oct ’08, p. 6), I think Mr. Greenberg’s response is fine as far as it went, but there’s ... [continue reading]

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Letters: September/October 2008

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September 07, 2008

Who Will Build Them? You have a great magazine and a great blog on your Web site. You frame the question well in a recent editorial, “Who is Going to Build the Zero -Energy ... [continue reading]

How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

Kurt Jacobson

How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million dollars every ...

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

Paul Kazlov

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is ...

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