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ScanTheSun: A Tool for Solar-Panel Users

In the ideal case of an individual installation, solar panels are mounted on the southern pitch of a roof of buildings with high insolation. (See “Vocabulary” for the definition of insolation and a ...

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Bailey Family Earns Bragging Rights

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November 02, 2011

Our attempt to improve the energy efficiency of our home began in 2008, after the electrical portion of our utility bill soared over $400. We had long been resigned to a steep energy bill, in part because ... [continue reading]

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements

Author: Various Authors
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September 04, 2011

Looking across 30 years of energy efficiency programs that have targeted the residential market, we find that many of the same issues that confronted past program administrators are relevant today. [continue reading]

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The Learning Curve of Living Green

Author: Erin Mathe
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September 04, 2011

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy and launched the Home Energy Squad to help homeowners make snap, yet sound, decisions when it comes to saving energy. [continue reading]

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Bag It and Forget It!

Author: Kevin Hogan
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September 03, 2011

In 2010, I started looking for an inexpensive yet practical way to install a " plug" in the floor cavities between the first and second floors in balloon-framed homes. [continue reading]

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Making Energy Efficiency Emotionally Appealing

Author: Scott Case
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September 03, 2011

The problem is that consumers don't make buying decisions rationally. So what can we do to sell our product -- home energy retrofits -- based on its emotional appeal? [continue reading]

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Is the Home Performance Industry Right for You?

Author: Jared Asch
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September 02, 2011

The Home Performance Resource Center has developed a set of free online career resources designed to help current job seekers learn more about home performance jobs. [continue reading]

HVAC Contractor Spotlight: Rick Picard

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HVAC Contractor Spotlight: Rick Picard

Commitment to superior customer service is one of the reasons that Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating, HVAC and Electric has served the ...

The Real Women of Home Performance: Cindy Ojczyk

Macie Melendez

The Real Women of Home Performance: Cindy Ojczyk

Cindy Ojczyk (pronounced o-check) is the owner of Simply Green Design, where she helps clients navigate the process of creating ...

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