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A Case Study in Converting from Two-Pipe Steam to Hydronic Heating

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What Were They Thinking?

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Plumber’s Bummer This picture was taken from inside a mobile home. The plumber had run the water lines inside the ductwork to prevent freezing. However, he failed to seal the ductwork back. We ... [continue reading]


What's the Value of One Life Saved

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March 09, 2007

Training in the whole-house approach to home performance gives contractors the ability to save lives as well as energy. [continue reading]


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]


Multifamily Takes Baby Steps to CHP

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November 06, 2006

While energy prices are at record highs with no relief in sight, building owners and managers of multifamily buildings are investigating ways to reduce energy operating costs for their properties. Besides saving energy, these owners ... [continue reading]


Building a Better Wood Furnace

Author: Elka Karl
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September 11, 2006

        Wood has been burned as fuel for thousands of years, and over this time the art of wood burning has been refined from outdoor fires to highly advanced wood ... [continue reading]


Introducing Fresh Air

Author: Iain Walker
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July 01, 2005

       Q. I am trying to find out how much fresh air is required to be introduced to an apartment by means of a forced-air furnace. I understand that the manufacturer ... [continue reading]


Creating Heat and Light

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January 01, 2005

A Canadian program tests the efficiency and future potential of residential combined heat and power systems at its residential building test center. [continue reading]


Heating with Oil - New Developments

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Because of new burner technologies, low sulfur fuels, and bio fuels, North Americans are finding out what Europeans have known for a while - heating with oil makes good sense. [continue reading]

The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson

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The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson

Marge Anderson is the Executive Vice President of Seventhwave, a non-profit that advances environmental and economic sustainability. Her passions include ...

For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability

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For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability

Much like the race to build a better mousetrap, it often seems like there’s an endless stream of ...

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