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The State of Training

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1999

It's been 25 years since the first oil embargo. The resulting surge of interest in energy conservation spawned new industries and professions devoted to raising the efficiency of homes. [continue reading]

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Duct Tape Redux

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1998

It's been difficult to avoid the media attention in the past few months on the inability of duct tape to seal ducts. [continue reading]

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Telltales

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1998

A "telltale" reveals or discloses something. On a sailboat, telltales indicate the trim of the sails. In a home, telltales are clues that provide useful information about its energy performance or the quality of its indoor environment. [continue reading]

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The True Test Is in the Real World

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1998

In this issue of Home Energy, you'll find several articles and news briefs describing scientific studies of the energy performance of various technologies. [continue reading]

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Why Solar Roofs?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

One element of President Clinton's climate change program is installing one million solar collectors on the roofs of American homes. [continue reading]

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The Other Side of the Meter

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1998

Home Energy traditionally reports on innovations on the customer side of the meter--how customers use and conserve energy. We generally ignore events on the utility side--that complex organization which generates, transmits, and distributes energy to homes. [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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