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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Making a 20-Year-Old House Work

Author: Larry Kinney
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November 01, 2004

Moving into an older home is often accompanied by unhappy surprises affecting energy use and comfort. The solution requires dealing creatively with a number of details. [continue reading]

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Integrated Pest Management

Author: Brian Gumm
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November 01, 2004

Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]

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After the Flood - There's Hope

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September 01, 2004

Homes that are damaged by flooding can be repaired and made more durable. [continue reading]

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Weatherizing Mobile Homes

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July 01, 2004

While weatherizing between 400 and 500 mobile homes every year, The West Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program has gotten enough practice to practically perfect the art of transforming leaky, uncomfortable mobile homes into models of efficiency. [continue reading]

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The Chicago Green Bungalow Project

Author: Paul Knight
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July 01, 2004

The Chicago bungalow has been around for a century. A Green Team is working to make sure these houses last for another hundred years. [continue reading]

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Getting the Lead Out

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July 01, 2003

Low-income families carry the heaviest burden of lead exposure. With the help of a chemistry class, that burden gets a little lighter. [continue reading]

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Home Performance with Energy Star

Author: Mike Rogers
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March 01, 2003

Those who are charged with enforcing building performance standards in Canada's newest territory have miles to go before they begin. [continue reading]

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The Avocados, The Golds - The Replaceables?

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January 01, 2003

Can you spot an inefficient refrigerator by its color or its age? Tests reveal which rules a program administrator can depend on. [continue reading]

 Housing Innovation Awards Recognize Leadership in Residential Efficiency

Sam Rashkin

Housing Innovation Awards Recognize Leadership in Residential Efficiency

Today’s housing market is incredibly competitive. Constructing homes that sell and that continue to delight homeowners for years ...

5 Ways to Improve Homeowners' Energy Efficiency Outdoors

Josh Weiss-Roessler

5 Ways to Improve Homeowners' Energy Efficiency Outdoors

When most people think about ways to save energy in their home, their minds first go to insulation. It makes ...

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