Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

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Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

Which retrofit is better: changing the boiler or changing the lighting? There are so many possibilities for multifamily buildings that choosing the "best" retrofit depends a lot on your definition. Are you after the most ...

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A Farmhouse Renovation

Author: Mike Rogers
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September 01, 2000

Short of a complete teardown, there's plenty this homeowner did to improve the energy efficiency of his old house. [continue reading]

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Easy Mortgages with Energy Rated Homes of Vermont

Author: Mary James
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July 01, 1999

Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. Energy Rated Homes of Vermont (ERH-VT) has set up a one-stop service to streamline the approval of energy improvement mortgages (EIMs). [continue reading]

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Easy Mortgages with Energy Rated Homes of Vermont

Author: Mary James
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July 01, 1999

Interested in a mortgage for energy-efficient home improvements, but bewildered by the process? If you live in Vermont, you're in luck. [continue reading]

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The Drug House--A Remodeling Job to Avoid

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March 01, 1999

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is a lucrative cash crop, bringing in up to $6,000/lb on the right streets, and it can easily be grown in an inconspicuous house in an average suburban neighborhood. [continue reading]

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Wisconsin Utilities Prime the Whole-House Pump

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 1999

The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]

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Contractor's Marketing Success

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January 01, 1999

Many contractors have heard of the energy-efficient mortgage (EEM)--a government-sponsored financing tool that allows home buyers to roll the cost of retrofitting their homes with cost-effective, energy-efficient features into a mortgage. [continue reading]

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History in a New Light: The House of the Seven Gables Lighting Retrofit

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November 01, 1998

How many historic preservationists does it take to change a light bulb? Well, a few might consider it, but most won't change a thing. Preservation is the key word here. [continue reading]

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First Step in Cellulose Sealing: Spot the Style

Author: Fred Lugano
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May 01, 1998

For the last 16 years, I have run a company called Lake Construction in Vermont. We use cellulose insulation to improve health, safety, durability, comfort, and energy efficiency in many styles of buildings. [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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