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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Renovating History

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May 06, 2009

We go back, back, way back - to look at a home built in the Colonial style in 1928, as it undergoes a thoroughly modern retrofit. [continue reading]

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What's Changed in the Past 25 Years

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May 06, 2009

Trace the last 25 years of applied building science through the eyes of one knowledgeable homeowner. [continue reading]

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The Thousand Home Challenge

Author: Steve Mann
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May 06, 2009

On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]

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Energy Efficient Mortgages

Author: Steve Mann
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March 09, 2009

Of all the topics I've written about for Home Energy, energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs) have generated the most questions. There seems to be a lack of understanding about this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program among home ... [continue reading]

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Comfort: Undervalued, Misunderstood, Undersold

Author: Tony Woods
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January 03, 2009

What part of the word "comfort" doesn't the home performance industry understand? Most of it, says Tony Woods of ZERODRAFT. [continue reading]

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New Houses are So Last Year

Author: Corey Fitch
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January 03, 2009

Build It Green recently launched its newest program - GreenPoint Rated Existing Home. [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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Superinsulating My Old House

Author: John Krigger
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January 03, 2009

Aging office worker tackles challenging superinsulated retrofit and lives to tell about it. [continue reading]

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

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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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