Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

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Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

Tight homes are becoming more common around the country, even in the mid-South where many builders still believe that homes and crawl spaces should “breathe.” And home performance, still not well understood in ...

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Deep Energy Retrofits

January 02, 2013

Case studies of three projects offer useful lessons for planning, implementing, and commissioning deep energy retrofits on wood-frame residential structures. [continue reading]


Green Dreamin'

Author: Lee Chilcote
July 02, 2012

What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]


Neighborhood Inroads

Author: Roger Hahn
January 03, 2012

Rebuilding a historic New Orleans neighborhood encourages consumer demand for energy efficiency services. [continue reading]


The Learning Curve of Living Green

Author: Erin Mathe
September 04, 2011

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy and launched the Home Energy Squad to help homeowners make snap, yet sound, decisions when it comes to saving energy. [continue reading]


The New Deal in Energy Education: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

July 01, 2011

Inspired by Vice President Joe Biden’s vision to expand job opportunities and make residential buildings more energy efficient, the Recovery Through Retrofit Workforce Working Group has developed and released the Workforce Guidelines for ... [continue reading]


Retrofit Is In

May 01, 2011

It’s easy to talk about building new houses that are energy efficient. When you build from the ground up, you can do anything—the thickest insulation, the best sealants, the most efficient ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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