California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

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California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.

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Persuading 5-Million Home Buyers to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Author: Doris Ikle
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November 07, 2010

Federal and state governments are deploying billions of dollars in an unprecedented push to weatherize America’s existing homes in order to save energy and create jobs. However, the programs piloted by the government ... [continue reading]

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What Do We Do NOW?

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September 02, 2010

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs across the nation struck a bureaucratic brick wall this summer when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued new guidelines for mortgage-lending practices in areas where PACE financing is ... [continue reading]

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Time-of-Sale Energy Labeling of Homes: A Concept

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July 01, 2010

In 2003, the European Commission passed the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)—perhaps the first mandatory implementation of time-of-sale energy labeling of buildings. To date, the United States has not followed suit. However, recent ... [continue reading]

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Applied Building Science at CSG

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July 01, 2010

Conservation Services Group (CSG) was launched in 1984 out of a small office in Boston’s Back Bay. Its mission was, and still is, very simple: to protect the environment and build a socially responsible ... [continue reading]

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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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Multifamily Housing

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May 03, 2010

The Overlooked Sector for Energy Efficiency [continue reading]

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Toward Zero Energy at Home

Author: Danny Parker
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May 03, 2010

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HOME STAR Incentives to Energize the Home Performance Market

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May 03, 2010

For years, those of us who work in the energy remodeling field have been promoting the personal and environmental benefits of home performance retrofits. Now industry leaders and policymakers are focusing on yet another compelling ... [continue reading]

Recycling Your Air Conditioner

Anne Staley

Recycling Your Air Conditioner

In today’s technology-fueled world, innovations are being made at a rapid rate that help simplify human life. The ...

Unlocking the Power of Grey Water

Rob Nicely

Unlocking the Power of Grey Water

Along with this blog, Carmel Building & Design is introducing the first in a series of videos that ...

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