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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Superinsulating My Old House

Author: John Krigger
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January 03, 2009

Aging office worker tackles challenging superinsulated retrofit and lives to tell about it. [continue reading]

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The Long Island Green Homes Program

Author: Rich Manning
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November 06, 2008

It all started early last December with a phone call from a homeowner who wanted an estimate on insulating his home. My son Josh and I are building performance contractors and do Energy Star home ... [continue reading]

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Fixing California's Existing Homes

Author: Steve Mann
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November 06, 2008

In 1999, California adopted the first phase of its HERS program. Unlike HERS programs in the rest of the country, which generally focus on whole-house analysis, the California program focuses on field verification and testing of ... [continue reading]

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First U.S. Retrofit to Passive House Standards

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November 06, 2008

A San Francisco Bay Area row house is launched to a high standard of whole-house performance, comfort, and beauty. [continue reading]

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Efficient Dwelling - Small is Beautiful

Author: Shay Salomon
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July 01, 2008

North Americans have quickly become the most-housed people in the history of humanity. The average detached single-family house built today has almost 2,500 square feet of floor area, and fewer than three people live in it. ... [continue reading]

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Fixing Air Leakage in Connecticut Town Houses

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July 01, 2008

After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]

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Energy Savings in a Manhattan Co-op

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July 01, 2008

At Cabrini Terrace, decision makers come equipped with a good deal of knowledge and a powerful determination to save energy. [continue reading]

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The Use of Energy Labels in Two European Countries

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March 09, 2008

Since the energy crisis of the 1970s, and especially since the 1990s, when climate change and energy consumption became strongly linked, North America and Western Europe have focused on saving energy in the building sector. ... [continue reading]

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Rob Nicely

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