Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

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Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

Which retrofit is better: changing the boiler or changing the lighting? There are so many possibilities for multifamily buildings that choosing the "best" retrofit depends a lot on your definition. Are you after the most ...

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Montana Hotel Gains New Life as Efficient Housing

Author: Elka Karl
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January 01, 2005

              The Acme Hotel in downtown Billings, Montana, which was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, has been renovated into a 19-unit multifamily ... [continue reading]

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Making a 20-Year-Old House Work

Author: Larry Kinney
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November 01, 2004

Moving into an older home is often accompanied by unhappy surprises affecting energy use and comfort. The solution requires dealing creatively with a number of details. [continue reading]

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Integrated Pest Management

Author: Brian Gumm
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November 01, 2004

Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]

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After the Flood - There's Hope

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September 01, 2004

Homes that are damaged by flooding can be repaired and made more durable. [continue reading]

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Weatherizing Mobile Homes

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July 01, 2004

While weatherizing between 400 and 500 mobile homes every year, The West Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program has gotten enough practice to practically perfect the art of transforming leaky, uncomfortable mobile homes into models of efficiency. [continue reading]

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The Chicago Green Bungalow Project

Author: Paul Knight
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July 01, 2004

The Chicago bungalow has been around for a century. A Green Team is working to make sure these houses last for another hundred years. [continue reading]

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Getting the Lead Out

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July 01, 2003

Low-income families carry the heaviest burden of lead exposure. With the help of a chemistry class, that burden gets a little lighter. [continue reading]

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Home Performance with Energy Star

Author: Mike Rogers
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March 01, 2003

Those who are charged with enforcing building performance standards in Canada's newest territory have miles to go before they begin. [continue reading]

Energy Use Patterns in Off-Grid Houses: It's All About the Energy Budget, Right?

Shawna Henderson

Energy Use Patterns in Off-Grid Houses: It's All About the Energy Budget, Right?

I grew up on the West Coast of Canada, and I have had the good fortune to spend lots of ...

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To  Evaluate Window Films

Steve Capoccia

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To Evaluate Window Films

Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80% ...

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