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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Roof Topography & Ice Damming

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January 07, 2010

It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]

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The Basics of REEP

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January 07, 2010

Residential Efficiency Program now pending on Capitol Hill would jump-start home energy retrofits nationwide. [continue reading]

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Energy Labeling & Energy Billing Analysis

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January 06, 2010

Discussions of building labels worldwide have pointed out the difference between “asset value” labels, which are based on how a building performs under standard operating conditions, and “operational value” labels, which ... [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House, Phase 2

Author: John Krigger
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November 02, 2009

Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west façade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]

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The Energy Improvement Mortgage: Two Case Studies

Author: Chris Dwyer
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November 01, 2009

The mythic mortgage product explained, with examples. [continue reading]

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Energy-Wise House Flipper

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November 01, 2009

One man is offering middle-class home buyers a chance to purchase affordable, energy-efficient, and trendy homes - complete with granite countertops and other high-end amenities. [continue reading]

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Existing Homes - The Next Wave

Author: Brian Gitt
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November 01, 2009

The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]

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A Wisconsin Usonian Home: 37 Years of Energy History

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July 01, 2009

Not your average homeowners - this couple has kept energy use data for 37 years. [continue reading]

My Energy Upgrade CaliforniaThe Numbers Are In

Jim Gunshinan

My Energy Upgrade CaliforniaThe Numbers Are In

Here are the final numbers for my Energy Upgrade California home retrofit.   Table 1. Air Leakage (CFM50)   Test-in air ...

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

Mark Bello

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...

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