Postretrofit News and Analysis

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Postretrofit News and Analysis

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 ...

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Telecommuting: An Alternative Route to Work

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May 01, 1993

Since 1970, traffic volumes have more than doubled on freeways in the Puget Sound region. Transportation is now the region's single largest energy consumer, and motor vehicles are the leading source of air pollution. [continue reading]


Making Low Income Housing Affordable: The Northgate Retrofits

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March 01, 1993

The 1,400 residents at Burlington, Vermont's Northgate Apartments faced an uncertain future in 1988. The owners of Northgate announced that they intended to pre-pay their U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan ahead of schedule and convert the 336-unit complex to market level rents. [continue reading]


Controlling Recirculation Loop Heat Losses

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January 01, 1993

Domestic hot water heating accounts for 15-27% of the total energy use in a typical Minneapolis apartment building, not counting energy used for lighting and electric appliances. [continue reading]


One Family's Electricity Savings

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May 01, 1992

Every now and then we hear of a case of energy conservation above and beyond the call of duty. Pam Coxon and her husband David have reduced their electricity consumption in their San Francisco house by about 65% over the course of the last two years. [continue reading]

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Kurt Jacobson

How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. ...

Balancing the Grid with Aloha

Wannie Park

Balancing the Grid with Aloha

Hawaii is notorious for leading the nation in aloha spirit—and solar power. Up to 53% of Hawaii’s ...

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