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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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]

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Renovating History

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May 06, 2009

We go back, back, way back - to look at a home built in the Colonial style in 1928, as it undergoes a thoroughly modern retrofit. [continue reading]

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What's Changed in the Past 25 Years

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May 06, 2009

Trace the last 25 years of applied building science through the eyes of one knowledgeable homeowner. [continue reading]

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The Thousand Home Challenge

Author: Steve Mann
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May 06, 2009

On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]

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Energy Efficient Mortgages

Author: Steve Mann
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March 09, 2009

Of all the topics I've written about for Home Energy, energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs) have generated the most questions. There seems to be a lack of understanding about this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program among home ... [continue reading]

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Comfort: Undervalued, Misunderstood, Undersold

Author: Tony Woods
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January 03, 2009

What part of the word "comfort" doesn't the home performance industry understand? Most of it, says Tony Woods of ZERODRAFT. [continue reading]

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New Houses are So Last Year

Author: Corey Fitch
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January 03, 2009

Build It Green recently launched its newest program - GreenPoint Rated Existing Home. [continue reading]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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