How We Turned Our House Into a Giant Foam Box

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How We Turned Our House Into a Giant Foam Box

My wife Wen Lee and I are in the midst of renovating our rather generic three-bed, two-bath, 1,400 ft2 suburban Pasadena area home to be net zero energy. At the outset I decided it would be ...

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Retrofitting the White House?

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1993

We would like to think that Bill and Hillary Clinton read the Home Energy editorial advising them to retrofit the White House (see "Dear Bill Clinton," Mar/Apr '93, p.2). [continue reading]

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Managing Large-Scale Duct Programs

Author: Tom Downey
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September 01, 1993

A series of projects conducted by Proctor Engineering Group over the course of several years evaluated potential energy savings in residential air conditioners and heat pumps through both mechanical modifications and duct repair (see "The Appliance Doctor Programs," p.48). [continue reading]

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LOOKING AHEAD Raising Standards and Savings New Group Hunts Bad Ducts

Author: Jim Obst
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September 01, 1993

Does 40 billion kWh sound like a lot of energy? How about 4 billion therms? Researchers believe that's how much electrical and gas energy this country could save by fixing inefficient ducts using current techniques. [continue reading]

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Building an Energy-Efficient Home Office

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May 01, 1993

The Geltz Communications office started as half of a double garage in a two story town house. Despite its humble origins, I tried to make it as energy-efficient as possible. [continue reading]

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Telecommuting: An Alternative Route to Work

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May 01, 1993

Since 1970, traffic volumes have more than doubled on freeways in the Puget Sound region. Transportation is now the region's single largest energy consumer, and motor vehicles are the leading source of air pollution. [continue reading]

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Making Low Income Housing Affordable: The Northgate Retrofits

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March 01, 1993

The 1,400 residents at Burlington, Vermont's Northgate Apartments faced an uncertain future in 1988. The owners of Northgate announced that they intended to pre-pay their U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan ahead of schedule and convert the 336-unit complex to market level rents. [continue reading]

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Controlling Recirculation Loop Heat Losses

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January 01, 1993

Domestic hot water heating accounts for 15-27% of the total energy use in a typical Minneapolis apartment building, not counting energy used for lighting and electric appliances. [continue reading]

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One Family's Electricity Savings

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May 01, 1992

Every now and then we hear of a case of energy conservation above and beyond the call of duty. Pam Coxon and her husband David have reduced their electricity consumption in their San Francisco house by about 65% over the course of the last two years. [continue reading]

How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?

Laurie Stone

How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?

How many people in your community are at risk during extreme weather events? The heat waves wracking the nation right ...

Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard

David Ribeiro, Senior Research Manager for ACEEE

Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Next Thursday, ACEEE will release the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, our most robust report ever to track city progress toward ...

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