Phoenix Rising: Lessons Learned from Katrina

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Phoenix Rising: Lessons Learned from Katrina

Energy-efficient homes play a significant role in post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

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Phoenix Rising: Lessons Learned from Katrina

Author: Roger Hahn
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July 01, 2010

Energy-efficient homes play a significant role in post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. [continue reading]

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Deep Energy Cuts for a Fresh Start

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January 03, 2009

Asdal Builders achieved an 80% reduction in energy use in an existing home without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants. [continue reading]

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Flood Testing Gets a Reality Check

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July 01, 2006

Although the structural damage to a home from flooding cannot always be prepared for, the use of flood-resistant materials can minimize the cost of rebuilding. [continue reading]

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Revisiting New Orleans - A Photo Essay

Author: Robert Wendt
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June 27, 2006

As this NASA photo shows, after Katrina most of New Orleans suffered from extensive flooding. Two investigative trips led to worthwhile lessons. [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
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June 08, 2006

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Dealing with Mold in Damaged Homes

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June 08, 2006

The longer mold grows, the greater the potential hazard and the harder it is to control. [continue reading]

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Rebuilding Your Flood-Damaged Home

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June 08, 2006

Testing and first-hand observation provide the best available information about how to rebuild. [continue reading]

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Artists Housing Achieves Energy Star Performance

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July 01, 2005

Artists converting old industrial buildings into studio live/work spaces is a familiar story in many urban areas, but the conversion of a decrepit former factory into Brookside Artists Housing came with numerous twists and turns. [continue reading]

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Encouraging Homeowners to Invest in Impact-Rated Windows

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Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Scott Mellberg

Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance

Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...

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