Living Better with Less Energy

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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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Toward Zero Energy at Home

Author: Danny Parker
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May 03, 2010

A Personal Example [continue reading]

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HOME STAR Incentives to Energize the Home Performance Market

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May 03, 2010

For years, those of us who work in the energy remodeling field have been promoting the personal and environmental benefits of home performance retrofits. Now industry leaders and policymakers are focusing on yet another compelling ... [continue reading]

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Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market

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March 01, 2010

The depressed new home market is providing a challenge - and an opportunity - for home builders considering entering the retrofit market. [continue reading]

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Roof Topography & Ice Damming

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January 07, 2010

It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]

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The Basics of REEP

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January 07, 2010

Residential Efficiency Program now pending on Capitol Hill would jump-start home energy retrofits nationwide. [continue reading]

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Energy Labeling & Energy Billing Analysis

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January 06, 2010

Discussions of building labels worldwide have pointed out the difference between “asset value” labels, which are based on how a building performs under standard operating conditions, and “operational value” labels, which ... [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House, Phase 2

Author: John Krigger
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November 02, 2009

Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west façade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]

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The Energy Improvement Mortgage: Two Case Studies

Author: Chris Dwyer
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November 01, 2009

The mythic mortgage product explained, with examples. [continue reading]

The Environmental Benefits of Restoring Old Homes

Holly Welles

The Environmental Benefits of Restoring Old Homes

The sustainability movement has swept across the construction industry. Green homebuilding has grown in favor because of its health benefits, ...

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 ...

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