Lab Takes on Residential Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

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Lab Takes on Residential Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Demonstration homes prove that current technology can give homeowners efficiency and affordability.

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Real-Time Pricing: Will a Glowing Orb Lead the Way?

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March 05, 2008

The nation's first large-scale real-time pricing program began in 2003 in the metropolitan Chicago area. It's credited with a 3% decrease in customer energy use in the summer. [continue reading]


Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Middle-Class Homes

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January 01, 2008

In 1998 the Canadian federal government signed on to the Kyoto Protocol with a stated goal of reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. This is a difficult level to achieve, and every ... [continue reading]


Greening Residential Maintenance

Author: Jim LaRue
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November 05, 2007

This is the final installment of my series on green residential building. In this column, I want to emphasize the importance of residential behavior on green buildings. There are a number of actions and behaviors ... [continue reading]


Greening Water Usage

Author: Jim LaRue
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September 04, 2007

Some pundits have suggested that the next international conflicts will not be over oil, but over water. Not long ago, an uproar was stirred in our area in the upper Midwest when it was discovered ... [continue reading]


Affordable New Jersey

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March 09, 2007

Comfort Partners has helped more than 27,000 New Jersey households better manage their utility costs by saving energy. [continue reading]


Feedback on Feedback

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January 01, 2007

Do you know how much energy you consume in your home on a daily basis?  Do you know what your appliances use relative to each other, so that you can choose to use the ... [continue reading]


Common Energy Myths

Author: Evan Mills
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June 19, 2006

Following is a list of common myths about energy and energy savings. Sometimes the basic premise of the myth may be correct, but the energy savings are much smaller than people realize. In other cases, the myth may be based on factors that were once true but that have been subsequently resolved through better design or manufacturing of products. In all cases, the bottom line is that you should always think critically when you hear a “tip” on how to save energy - and dig a little deeper to separate the myths from the facts. [continue reading]


Earthways Center Teaches by Example

Author: Jean Ponzi
November 01, 2005

This St. Louis, Missouri, teaching center promotes green building and home performance through its guided tours and training programs while serving as a model for green and energy-efficient design. [continue reading]

5 Ways to Improve Homeowners' Energy Efficiency Outdoors

Josh Weiss-Roessler

5 Ways to Improve Homeowners' Energy Efficiency Outdoors

When most people think about ways to save energy in their home, their minds first go to insulation. It makes ...

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"Cool Smart" Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A dozen Northeast companies received COOL SMART awards during the New England Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) golf tournament ...

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