Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

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Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked ...

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Editorial: The House of Mystery

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April 30, 2014

Sometimes we forget how complicated a house is. Building scientists know all about a house’s complexity because, even with help from supercomputers, they still can’t reliably simulate many of the processes ... [continue reading]

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A Shift in Energy Information's Center of Gravity?

Author: Alan Meier
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February 28, 2014

Who would have expected the purchase of a thermostat company to be at the top of the business news? What is Google up to? Pundits say that Google plans to monetize the thermostat data by ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Thirty Years of Waterbeds and Home Energy Magazine

Author: Alan Meier
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December 26, 2013

Welcome to the 30th anniversary of Home Energy magazine. In commemoration of our 30 years we will be publishing some of our earliest articles. We hope that these articles are both entertaining and informative. [continue reading]

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Editorial: We're Too Serious

Author: Alan Meier
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November 02, 2013

While preparing for Home Energy’s 30th anniversary, we leafed through some of the earliest issues. Today’s issues are slick compared to those early years. It was amateur hour then because an ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Lighting Controls and Zero Energy Homes

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2013

An article in this issue, "Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings" (page 38), has implications beyond dramatic savings in stairwells in apartment buildings. Ostensibly the article is about proper settings for motion sensors and ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Elder Star

Author: Alan Meier
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June 30, 2013

All of us have elderly relatives or friends, but have you ever considered their energy consumption patterns? On the surface, those patterns may look little different from your own, but in fact the aging population ... [continue reading]

Integrative Design

Kendra Pierre-Louis

Integrative Design

"If integrative design makes you think of blue sky brainstorming and unmet expectations,” remarks Alistair Jackson, principal ...

Tracking Your Technicians Can Benefit Business

Macie Melendez

Tracking Your Technicians Can Benefit Business

Customers don’t like waiting around for service—especially when it comes to home repairs. In their 2014 Customer ...

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