Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again

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Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again

The rules regarding home energy savings are changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that many of the old energy-saving dictums are now obsolete. If, for instance, you look at the top energy-saving ...

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Experiences in an All-LED Home

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January 02, 2013

As I reported in a previous article in Home Energy, this all started in August 2010, when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the ... [continue reading]

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Optimizing Complex Residential HVAC Systems

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October 31, 2012

With today’s escalating energy costs, the residential construction industry is seeing the advantage of automated building controls as a means to help its customers save energy. Home builders, home performance contractors, and HVAC ... [continue reading]

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The Choice Is Yours - Look for the Mark of Quality in Training

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October 31, 2012

We live in a time characterized by choice. As consumers, we have an endless variety of options, whatever goods or services we want to purchase. This is both a blessing and a curse. Students and ... [continue reading]

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Make the Most of Your Energy Use by Clicking the Green Button

Author: Sarah Frye
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October 31, 2012

Looking back at the past 20 years, think how the energy industry has evolved. It used to be that a representative from the power company would walk the neighborhood once a month to take a reading ... [continue reading]

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ASHRAE in Weatherization

Author: Thom Knoll
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August 28, 2012

Over the years, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has gone through a number of significant changes, trying to become more scientific and technical. There has been frequent controversy, however, about how tight a house should ... [continue reading]

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Communities Discover Energy Independence

Author: Steve Canale
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July 01, 2012

Many residents today are looking for freedom from mounting electric bills and a way to help the environment. With Standard Solar, they can cut their electric expenses to a fraction of what they once were ... [continue reading]

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 ...

Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

Joan Glickman

Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...

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