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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Easy Mortgages with Energy Rated Homes of Vermont

Author: Mary James
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July 01, 1999

Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. [continue reading]

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The Drug House--A Remodeling Job to Avoid

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March 01, 1999

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is a lucrative cash crop, bringing in up to $6,000/lb on the right streets, and it can easily be grown in an inconspicuous house in an average suburban neighborhood. [continue reading]

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Wisconsin Utilities Prime the Whole-House Pump

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 1999

The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]

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Contractor's Marketing Success

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January 01, 1999

Many contractors have heard of the energy-efficient mortgage (EEM)--a government-sponsored financing tool that allows home buyers to roll the cost of retrofitting their homes with cost-effective, energy-efficient features into a mortgage. [continue reading]

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History in a New Light: The House of the Seven Gables Lighting Retrofit

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November 01, 1998

How many historic preservationists does it take to change a light bulb? Well, a few might consider it, but most won't change a thing. Preservation is the key word here. [continue reading]

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First Step in Cellulose Sealing: Spot the Style

Author: Fred Lugano
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May 01, 1998

For the last 16 years, I have run a company called Lake Construction in Vermont. We use cellulose insulation to improve health, safety, durability, comfort, and energy efficiency in many styles of buildings. [continue reading]

Shower Customers With Energy Savings This Energy Action Month

Karen Wirth

Shower Customers With Energy Savings This Energy Action Month

You probably know that October is Energy Action Month, the perfect opportunity for home performance contractors to promote direct install ...

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

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