California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

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California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.

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Anatomy of a Home Performance Retrofit

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September 11, 2006

After years of helping others make their homes more comfortable, a home performance professional turns his attention to his own home. [continue reading]

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Improving Crawlspaces in New York Multifamily Buildings

Author: Ian Shapiro
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July 01, 2006

Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]

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Flood Testing Gets a Reality Check

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July 01, 2006

Although the structural damage to a home from flooding cannot always be prepared for, the use of flood-resistant materials can minimize the cost of rebuilding. [continue reading]

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Revisiting New Orleans - A Photo Essay

Author: Robert Wendt
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June 27, 2006

As this NASA photo shows, after Katrina most of New Orleans suffered from extensive flooding. Two investigative trips led to worthwhile lessons. [continue reading]

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Battling Childhood Asthma

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June 22, 2006

A better tomorrow for all of us depends on creating healthy living conditions for children in affordable housing. [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
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June 08, 2006

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

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Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...

Short-term thinking 'putting energy security at risk'

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Short-term thinking 'putting energy security at risk'

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