Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

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Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

This past May at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: Connected Home Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with George Land, General Manager of Nexia—a consumer-facing brand for connected home solutions within Trane&...

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Back Porch: RESNET's Building Performance Conference

Author: Tom White
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April 30, 2016

RESNET convened its Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale this March, a hospitable time of year in the Arizona desert. I roamed the sessions, and a few of the bars, to keep abreast of developments in ... [continue reading]

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How Solar Decathletes Communicate and What We Can Learn from Them

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March 01, 2016

DOE’s Solar Decathlon is a challenge posed to collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy efficient, and attractive. The 2015 competition took place October 8–18 at the Orange ... [continue reading]

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The Back Porch: Texas' Five-Star Butterfly and Hummingbird Retreat

Author: Doug Garrett
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December 31, 2015

When we built our new home 50 miles from Austin on 21+ acres we made the decision to have all of our indoor water come from harvested rainwater and to make our flower gardens bigger than they ... [continue reading]

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Postretrofit News and Analysis

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November 01, 2015

Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ... [continue reading]

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Deconstructing an Historic Home

Author: Tom White
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September 01, 2015

This spring in New Orleans I hosted “True Tales of Haunted Home Performance,” my first session at an ACI National Home Performance Conference. I was joined in this true storytelling event by seven ... [continue reading]

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PHIUS+ 2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

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June 27, 2015

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How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I by Wen Lee

Leslie Jackson

How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I by Wen Lee

Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their ...

From Philly to DC: Join Us on Capitol Hill

Keith Aldridge

From Philly to DC: Join Us on Capitol Hill

By now you have probably heard – as part of this year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade ...

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