The Curse of the TRC

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The Curse of the TRC

Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs

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The Curse of the TRC

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February 25, 2013

Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs [continue reading]


Energy Upgrade California

Author: Steve Mann
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August 28, 2012

On an ongoing basis, California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), develop programs designed to promote residential energy efficiency. In 2010, recognizing ... [continue reading]


Building a Multifamily Home Performance Program

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May 01, 2011

More money than ever before is being invested in residential whole-building retrofit programs, but these funds are largely geared toward single-family homeowners. Can we continue to ignore the roughly one-third of us who live in apartments? [continue reading]


Did Cash for Appliances Work?

Author: Scott Case
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March 01, 2011

It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]


Existing Homes - The Next Wave

Author: Brian Gitt
November 01, 2009

The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]


Thirty Years Later

May 06, 2009

In the midst of this century's first energy and housing crisis, we can learn a lot from the years following the Carter Presidency - no sweaters required. [continue reading]


Legislative Paths to Energy Efficiency - The Northeast Saga

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January 02, 2009

Rising energy costs, climate change, and shifts in utility pricing are driving a new round of energy legislation at the state level. Many states decided to move ahead on new legislation to mitigate the effects ... [continue reading]


Swimming Pools Get Greener

Author: Jeff Farlow
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September 07, 2008

Technology innovations proven to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts in other industries are now gaining acceptance in the U.S. pool-building industry. Variable-frequency drive technology, widely adopted in other industries that demand hydraulic efficiency, ... [continue reading]

5 Ways to Improve Homeowners' Energy Efficiency Outdoors

Josh Weiss-Roessler

5 Ways to Improve Homeowners' Energy Efficiency Outdoors

When most people think about ways to save energy in their home, their minds first go to insulation. It makes ...

Lisa Rinkus

"Cool Smart" Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A dozen Northeast companies received COOL SMART awards during the New England Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) golf tournament ...

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