My Experiences with Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems

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My Experiences with Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems

An energy management consultant since 1974, Andrew Rudin shares his personal accounts, the good and the bad, with using solar panels to generate electricity and to heat water.

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Case Studies in Home Energy Management

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May 22, 2017

Home energy management (HEM) systems have been evolving for decades and finally appear poised to enter the mainstream. The four case studies below provide additional insight into why different utilities have taken the HEM approaches ... [continue reading]

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The Weatherization Experiences Project: A Social Network Study

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October 31, 2014

A study shows that experiences with weatherization are being shared within social networks, and it can have a big impact on our industry. [continue reading]

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Highlights from Four Weatherization Programs in Washington State

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September 03, 2014

A closer look into the challenges, successes, and lessons learned [continue reading]

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The Health Benefits of Weatherization

Author: Bruce Tonn and Erin Rose
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March 01, 2014

A doctor can't prescribe weatherization, but with recent research showing its positive effects on physical and mental health, it would make sense. [continue reading]

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My Experiences with Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems

Author: Andrew Rudin
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September 01, 2011

An energy management consultant since 1974, Andrew Rudin shares his personal accounts, the good and the bad, with using solar panels to generate electricity and to heat water. [continue reading]

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Home Energy Carbon

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September 01, 2011

How carbon offsets can change low-income weatherization programs. [continue reading]

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Weatherization in Rural Alaska

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January 04, 2011

Seen the TV show "Ice Road Truckers" on the History Channel? Some of those trucks are carrying material to weatherize homes in a far-off Alaskan Native American village. [continue reading]

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Improving Weatherization with WAP+

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May 03, 2010

In New York City, Weatherization Assistance program (WAP) subgrantees perform retrofits on a wide variety of buildings, from single-family homes to affordable housing complexes with hundreds of units. [continue reading]

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

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Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

For more than a decade studies have consistently shown that homebuyers want energy efficient features, but few are actually aware ...

Residential-PACE Unlocks $33 Billion to Rebuild America's Cities

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Residential-PACE Unlocks $33 Billion to Rebuild America's Cities

Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) revealed a $33 billion market opportunity in the U.S. for new net-zero energy (NZE) homes ...

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