Virginia's Most Energy-Efficient Home

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Virginia's Most Energy-Efficient Home

A home with a modest start wins the Most Energy-Efficient Home of the Year award for 2010 over 302 other EarthCraft-certified homes.

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Efficiency Just Makes WaterSense

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June 07, 2007

Which saves more energy—turning off your faucet or turning off your lights? If you guessed turning off your lights, think again. Running your faucet for 5 minutes can use as much energy as running ... [continue reading]

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Building Water Efficiency Into Green Homes

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May 28, 2007

How much is 25 million gallons of water?  Enough to fill 200 million 16-oz bottles.  Enough bottles to keep you busy for the next 60 years, if you decide to count them down in “99 bottles ... [continue reading]

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Energy Star Homes in Michigan

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May 07, 2007

In 2005, Habitat for Humanity of Detroit built 30 homes as part of the Jimmy Carter Work Project. All 30 homes were certified as Energy Star compliant. [continue reading]

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The Dry-Pack Cellulose Alternative

Author: Bruce Torrey
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May 07, 2007

The dry-pack option offers an alternative to supercompetitive fiberglass insulation bidding or high-end spray foam installations. [continue reading]

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Zero-Energy Manufactured Home

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May 07, 2007

The Zero-Energy Manufactured Home (ZEMH) program demonstrates, evaluates, and promotes innovative energy-saving technologies for use in HUD-code housing. [continue reading]

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Best Practices for Sealing HVAC Systems

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May 07, 2007

Energy Star programs are requiring more expertise from HVAC crews. Here are some helpful training hints. [continue reading]

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Creating EQuilibrium in Canada

Author: Elka Karl
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May 07, 2007

    Twelve Canadian home builder teams were recently selected as winners of Canada Mortgage and Housng Corporation (CMHC)’s EQuilibrium sustainable housing competition. The competition was organized by CMHC to support the ... [continue reading]

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Managing Moisture

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May 06, 2007

Q I enjoyed reading your article on the home you recently built in Ohio (“Design, Construction, and Performance in Ohio,” Jan/Feb ’07, p. 36). I am an architect practicing in the Pacific Northwest (... [continue reading]

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

Kurt Jacobson

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

Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million dollars every ...

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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