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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Anatomy of a Home Performance Retrofit

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September 11, 2006

After years of helping others make their homes more comfortable, a home performance professional turns his attention to his own home. [continue reading]

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Improving Crawlspaces in New York Multifamily Buildings

Author: Ian Shapiro
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July 01, 2006

Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]

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Revisiting New Orleans - A Photo Essay

Author: Robert Wendt
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June 27, 2006

As this NASA photo shows, after Katrina most of New Orleans suffered from extensive flooding. Two investigative trips led to worthwhile lessons. [continue reading]

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Battling Childhood Asthma

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June 22, 2006

A better tomorrow for all of us depends on creating healthy living conditions for children in affordable housing. [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
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June 08, 2006

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Safety Measures for Stormy Windows

Author: Bill York
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June 08, 2006

        In single-family homes, and many multifamily homes and condominiums, the existing, nonimpact- rated windows and/or glass doors generally cannot be retrofitted to meet current impact standards and building ... [continue reading]

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Rebuilding Your Flood-Damaged Home

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June 08, 2006

Testing and first-hand observation provide the best available information about how to rebuild. [continue reading]

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The Future of Energy Management

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May 01, 2006

Computers, wireless technology, and the Internet bring advanced energy management to multifamily buildings built more than 30 years ago. [continue reading]

How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

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How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

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Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

Paul Kazlov

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is ...

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