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Do CFLs Save Whole-House Energy?

Author: Anil Parekh
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November 06, 2008

If CFLs decrease cooling loads compared to incandescents, but increase heating loads, do they save energy overall? [continue reading]

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Thermostat Setbacks - Do They Really Work?

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November 06, 2008

During the heating and cooling seasons of 2002–2003, the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) ran a series of trials to determine actual energy savings from thermostat setback and setforward. [continue reading]

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Keeping Cool at the Third Solar Decathlon

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January 27, 2008

Anyone interested in the latest earth-friendly heating, cooling, appliance, and other home energy technologies should check out the Solar Decathlon, a biennial event sponsored by DOE that invites teams from colleges and universities around the ... [continue reading]

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Developing Affordable Smart Thermostats

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January 04, 2008

The state of California has decided to resolve it's peak-power problem with the help of programmable, communicating thermostats (PCTs). [continue reading]

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Wisconsin Multifamily Benchmark

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March 01, 2007

Madison Gas and Electric's goal was simply to give its customers a sense of the range of electricity and gas costs across a variety of larger multifamily properties. [continue reading]

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HVAC System Pressure Relief

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July 01, 2006

Correcting pressure imbalances in your HVAC system can result in a healthier, more efficient home. [continue reading]

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The Cool Solution

Author: Elka Karl
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September 01, 2005

Fresno's Housing Authority keeps energy expenditures low and economic savings high with its new evaporative coolers. [continue reading]

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Thinking Ahead to a Humid Summer

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2005

Q. I recently read that a variable speed, two stage air conditioner can maintain 50% relative humidity (RH) even when the latent load is 60% of the total load.Would this really work?      &... [continue reading]

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

Jim Gunshinan

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

I am in San Diego for the Energy Out West conference, and I want to write about it, but while ...

Babies and Energy

Macie Melendez

Babies and Energy

I’ve just returned to the office from maternity leave and have been giving energy a lot of thought ...

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