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Living Better with Less Energy

At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ...

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Living Better with Less Energy

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September 10, 2019

At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ... [continue reading]

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How We Turned Our House Into a Giant Foam Box

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June 13, 2018

My wife Wen Lee and I are in the midst of renovating our rather generic three-bed, two-bath, 1,400 ft2 suburban Pasadena area home to be net zero energy. At the outset I decided it would be ... [continue reading]

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From Energy Guzzler to Near Zero Energy Home: Lessons from the Phased Deep Retrofit Project

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December 06, 2017

Between 2012 and 2014, DOE sponsored the Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) study in 60 all-electric Florida homes. The purpose of the study, which was conducted by researchers at the Florida Solar Energy Center, was to establish annual energy ... [continue reading]

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Selling Comfort and Providing Energy Efficiency

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February 23, 2016

On a mission to help people make homes more energy efficient? So are we. Indow sells and installs interior window inserts in homes that help homeowners stay warmer in the winter and cooler in ... [continue reading]

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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]

How Building Managers Can Future-Proof their Buildings

Ivo Grossi

How Building Managers Can Future-Proof their Buildings

In a time when climate change is becoming a familiar topic and living more sustainably is being sought out by ...

How to Sell Real Estate Professionals on Sustainability Improvements

Holly Welles

How to Sell Real Estate Professionals on Sustainability Improvements

Real estate investors and housing developers must consistently stay aware of trends. Recently, that's meant knowing about sustainability trends.

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