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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The Best Boiler and Water Heating Retrofits

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September 01, 1995

When the Minneapolis Energy Office (now the Center for Energy and Environment) first addressed the issue of improving energy efficiency in multifamily buildings in 1981, the task was a little daunting. [continue reading]

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Air Sealing in Low-Rise Buildings

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September 01, 1995

Multifamily buildings vary widely. They range from houses divided into three apartments to 500-unit high rises. So a weatherization project must be tailored to fit the personality of the building. [continue reading]

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Bright Prospects for Lighting Retrofits

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September 01, 1995

The replacement of incandescent lighting--particularly hallway fixtures and exit signs that consume electricity 8,760 hours a year in many multifamily buildings--with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) yields substantial energy savings and should be easy to promote. [continue reading]

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The Key to Persistence

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September 01, 1995

In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, we looked at the savings persistence from equipment retrofits that Citizens Conservation Corporation (CCC) installed in low-income apartment buildings over the past decade. [continue reading]

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Using Fuel Bills for a Targeted Investment

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September 01, 1995

Since most apartment dwellers are renters, the first goal is to sort out who pays the bills for what fuels. [continue reading]

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Profiles of Multifamily Weatherization Projects

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September 01, 1995

Weatherizing multifamily buildings can yield substantial savings for both owners and occupants, according to the results of case studies of buildings throughout the country. [continue reading]

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Multifamily Retrofit, Southern Style

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September 01, 1995

Multifamily buildings in warm climates often use a lot of electricity for air conditioning, presenting excellent opportunities for energy savings. [continue reading]

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"Fix-a-Flat" for Ducts

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 1995

People who seal ducts for a living are used to crawling in tight, dirty spaces, but even the lean and nimble technician will find sections of duct that are simply inaccessible or not worth the effort. A new method developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is designed to reduce the frustrations of duct sealing, improve sealing capability, and reduce cost, time, and material requirements. [continue reading]

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