Mr. Pitt's Neighborhood

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Mr. Pitt's Neighborhood

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Smart Irrigation

Author: Tom Ash
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June 05, 2007

Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]

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Building Water Efficiency Into Green Homes

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May 28, 2007

How much is 25 million gallons of water?  Enough to fill 200 million 16-oz bottles.  Enough bottles to keep you busy for the next 60 years, if you decide to count them down in “99 bottles ... [continue reading]

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Energy Star Homes in Michigan

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May 07, 2007

In 2005, Habitat for Humanity of Detroit built 30 homes as part of the Jimmy Carter Work Project. All 30 homes were certified as Energy Star compliant. [continue reading]

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The Dry-Pack Cellulose Alternative

Author: Bruce Torrey
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May 07, 2007

The dry-pack option offers an alternative to supercompetitive fiberglass insulation bidding or high-end spray foam installations. [continue reading]

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Zero-Energy Manufactured Home

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May 07, 2007

The Zero-Energy Manufactured Home (ZEMH) program demonstrates, evaluates, and promotes innovative energy-saving technologies for use in HUD-code housing. [continue reading]

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Best Practices for Sealing HVAC Systems

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May 07, 2007

Energy Star programs are requiring more expertise from HVAC crews. Here are some helpful training hints. [continue reading]

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Caitriona Cooke

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

Shawna Henderson

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...

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