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Energy Star for Homes 3.0

Author: Steve Mann
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January 03, 2011

Energy Star is probably the most widely recognized energy efficiency brand in North America. A recent study cited it as the second-most trusted consumer brand, right behind the Good Housekeeping seal. Critics of that study ... [continue reading]

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Raters at the Roundtable

Author: Roger Hahn
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November 07, 2010

This third article in a series about rebuilding in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina focuses on a program in Louisiana that enlists RESNET raters to promote energy efficiency and help grow the home performance market. [continue reading]

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Rebuilding Together Tulsa

Author: Amanda Walz
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November 07, 2010

In 2008, Rebuilding Together Tulsa (RTT) introduced its Energy Efficiency program that, along with energy efficiency, incorporates broader green housing principles such as water efficiency, and indoor environmental health. This program provided 34 low-income homeowners with energy ... [continue reading]

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Mobile-Home Park Makeover

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November 01, 2010

Last year a dilapidated trailer park on the Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation near Thermal, California, narrowly escaped being shut down due to what officials called Third world living conditions. The U.S. government and the Bureau ... [continue reading]

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Policy Collaboratives: Drivers of Green Building and Energy Efficiency in California

Author: Elise Hunter
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September 03, 2010

Despite the best efforts of governments, builders and developers are often left in the dark about changes to local building codes and initiatives. There are ways to turn the light on. [continue reading]

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Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home

Author: Rob Dumont
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September 03, 2010

Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]

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Moving Back Home to New Orleans

Author: Roger Hahn
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September 03, 2010

Project Home Again develops a replicable model for post-Katrina rebuilding. [continue reading]

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Taking the Long View

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September 03, 2010

Instead of offering merely supplies to the people of postearthquake Haiti, what if we could offer our ingenuity? [continue reading]

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 ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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