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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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Energy-Wise House Flipper

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November 01, 2009

One man is offering middle-class home buyers a chance to purchase affordable, energy-efficient, and trendy homes - complete with granite countertops and other high-end amenities. [continue reading]

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Existing Homes - The Next Wave

Author: Brian Gitt
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November 01, 2009

The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]

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A Wisconsin Usonian Home: 37 Years of Energy History

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July 01, 2009

Not your average homeowners - this couple has kept energy use data for 37 years. [continue reading]

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Renovating History

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May 06, 2009

We go back, back, way back - to look at a home built in the Colonial style in 1928, as it undergoes a thoroughly modern retrofit. [continue reading]

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What's Changed in the Past 25 Years

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May 06, 2009

Trace the last 25 years of applied building science through the eyes of one knowledgeable homeowner. [continue reading]

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The Thousand Home Challenge

Author: Steve Mann
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May 06, 2009

On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]

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Energy Efficient Mortgages

Author: Steve Mann
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March 09, 2009

Of all the topics I've written about for Home Energy, energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs) have generated the most questions. There seems to be a lack of understanding about this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program among home ... [continue reading]

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Comfort: Undervalued, Misunderstood, Undersold

Author: Tony Woods
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January 03, 2009

What part of the word "comfort" doesn't the home performance industry understand? Most of it, says Tony Woods of ZERODRAFT. [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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