Bay View, Carmel: A Very Water- And Energy-Efficient Retrofit

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Bay View, Carmel: A Very Water- And Energy-Efficient Retrofit

It’s not every day that we get to work on our dream house… from a sustainability point of view. But that's what happened when we took on this remodel. On this project, ...

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Bay View, Carmel: A Very Water- And Energy-Efficient Retrofit

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December 28, 2015

It’s not every day that we get to work on our dream house… from a sustainability point of view. But that's what happened when we took on this remodel. On this project, ... [continue reading]

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Postretrofit News and Analysis

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November 01, 2015

Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ... [continue reading]

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Living in an Old House Remodeled to Passive House Standard

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November 01, 2015

My husband, Kurt Hurley, and I are homeowners with passion for green building, and we've managed to reduce the energy consumption of our 93-year-old house by 80% through a very detailed renovation following the Passive House (... [continue reading]

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Hidden Benefit of Home Performance: Increased Home Value

Author: Tim Miller
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September 01, 2015

One of the more frequent questions fielded by Clean Energy Works is: What exactly is home performance, and why should I—a homeowner—invest in these upgrades? Practically speaking, a home is an ... [continue reading]

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Favorite Multifamily Retrofits, Part 2

Author: Sean Maxwell
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August 30, 2015

Energy Storage, Low-Flow Aerators, and Ventilation [continue reading]

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Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

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April 28, 2015

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 ... [continue reading]

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Noninvasive Energy Retrofit of a Group Home for 40% Energy Savings

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September 05, 2014

Our firm, Newport Partners, acted as the lead consultant on an occupant-in-place energy efficiency retrofit of a Sasha Bruce Youthwork group home in Washington, D.C. Project sponsors included DOE Building America, HomeAid DC, Home ... [continue reading]

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Energy Retrofit of a Typical Three-Story Multifamily Building

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May 01, 2014

Measured Results and Lessons Learned [continue reading]

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The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

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The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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