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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What Drives Cooling Savings in Mobile Homes?

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July 01, 1996

It's cooling season, and if statistics are any indication, utilities, energy technicians, and HVAC contractors will be spending more time than usual dealing with mobile homes this summer. [continue reading]

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Radiator Valves Prevent Apartment Overheating

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1996

Energy auditors cringe when they see open windows cooling off overheated apartments on cold days. By preventing apartment overheating, thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) can cost-effectively reduce space heating energy use, according to a recent study in New York City. [continue reading]

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Choosing a Heating System That Saves Energy

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March 01, 1996

When something must be done about an old or inefficient heating system, the challenge can be daunting. The decision will affect comfort, energy costs, and the air quality and safety of a home for years to come. [continue reading]

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Retrofits We'd Rather Forget

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January 01, 1996

An energy service company in New York installed light sensitive thermostats in a complex where the residents covered windows with heavy curtains to curtail air leakage. [continue reading]

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Air Sealing in Occupied Homes

Author: David Keefe
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November 01, 1995

There are few areas of residential construction that are so commonly misunderstood as air movement within and through houses. [continue reading]

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Assessing The Integrity Of Electrical Wiring

Author: Larry Kinney
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September 01, 1995

Dense-pack cellulose insulation is a very useful and cost-effective technique for lowering both conductive and convective heat losses in a variety of housing types. [continue reading]

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To Russia With Blower Doors

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September 01, 1995

Russia may soon be the scene of one of the world's largest building energy retrofit projects, designed by the Russian government with support from the World Bank and other agencies. [continue reading]

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Energy Savings Rise High In Multifamily Buildings

Author: Rick Diamond
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September 01, 1995

Air sealing, heating systems, air conditioners, domestic hot water, lighting, fuel bill analysis, customer education.... Sounds like a typical issue of Home Energy. [continue reading]

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