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BUILDERS FIND NEW TECHNOLOGIES PAYING OFF

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January 01, 1999

In 1993, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invited building scientists, architects, and engineers to take part in a program, called Building America, that would bring highly efficient, super-comfortable homes into the mainstream market. [continue reading]

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IQ+ Report: Irvine Home Builders Get Smarter

Author: John Eash
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November 01, 1998

In April 1997, the city of Irvine, California, launched a voluntary program to improve the energy efficiency of new homes built in this planned Orange County community (see "Improving Ducts in Southern California," HE Nov/Dec '97, p. 11). [continue reading]

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Production Home Sets New Standard

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September 01, 1998

Ryan Homes of New York recently built a prototype single-family home that sets a new standard for affordable, energy- and resource-efficient buildings-and has the data to prove [continue reading]

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Breaking Ground: Environmental Practices and Big Developers

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September 01, 1998

Many builders still consider environmentally sensitive design to be an impediment, not an opportunity. However, they are willing to learn more about environmental and energy issues, especially when it allows them to reduce costs. [continue reading]

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5 Steps to Better Communication

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September 01, 1998

I have devised an action plan for policymakers, planners, and manufacturers who are approaching developers and want them to become better at green building. [continue reading]

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Civano: Green Development at Work

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September 01, 1998

Civano is a new 820-acre, 2,800-home, mixed-use neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona, currently under construction with the goal of creating a sustainable community using green building techniques. [continue reading]

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

Brad Penney

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

Residential energy efficiency (EE) receives relatively little attention compared to major projects like the retrofit of the Empire State Building ...

Four Factors You Need to Know About Measurement and Calibration

Frank Spevak

Four Factors You Need to Know About Measurement and Calibration

On August 27, The Energy Conservatory (TEC) participated in a webinar titled, “Meeting the RESNET Equipment Calibration Requirements - ...

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