California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

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California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.

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Single-Family Home Retrofit Basics

Author: Larry Harmon
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March 01, 2008

There are a number of ways to make older single-family homes more energy efficient and more healthy, that is, more green. [continue reading]

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Advancing Home Performance House By House

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January 04, 2008

A small home performance company is growing by leaps and bounds by providing something of value to all it's customers - including an education in home performance. [continue reading]

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The Smart Sell

Author: Steve Tratt
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January 04, 2008

Using the right approach to energy efficiency upgrades can mean the difference between success and failure for a home performance contractor. [continue reading]

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Contractors Aggregate Carbon Credits

Author: Larry Zarker
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January 01, 2008

Contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offer utilities and state conservation programs huge opportunities to verify savings not only in energy usage in existing homes, but also in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That&... [continue reading]

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Moving from Energy Efficiency to Carbon Footprint

Author: Greg Thomas
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January 01, 2008

I have been in the energy efficiency and renewable energy business for almost 30 years, and I am seeing more rapid change now in this industry than ever before. More and more people understand that energy ... [continue reading]

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Moving Toward Carbon Neutrality

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January 01, 2008

In July 2007, Affordable Comfort, Incorporated, (ACI) convened a summit in San Francisco, which was called “Moving Existing Homes Toward Carbon Neutrality.” The goal of the summit was to create and clarify a vision ... [continue reading]

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Germany's Efficient Homes

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January 01, 2008

German energy agency, dena's, Efficient Homes project is tapping into substantial energy savings through the retrofits of existing buildings. [continue reading]

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Why Leave a Gap in Crawlspace Insulation?

Author: Cyrus Dastur
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July 01, 2007

I read your article “Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty,” from the 2005 Special Issue (p. 32), with great interest.  The crawlspace in our new home is built over a 4-inch cement floor over plastic ... [continue reading]

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Daniel Clark

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...

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