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    Low-E Storm Windows Home Weatherization Measure

    Low-E Storm Windows Home Weatherization Measure

    By Theresa Gilbride and Katherine Cort

    One recent addition to the cost-effective efficiency measures available for home retrofits is low-e storm windows. These high-performing window attachments are up to 25% more ...
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    Fortune Favors the Cold: Sustainable Arctic Shelters in the Twilight of Oil

    Fortune Favors the Cold: Sustainable Arctic Shelters in the Twilight of Oil

    By Griffin Hagle

    On a sunny 90°F day in late July, my girlfriend and I pedaled our bikes toward the St. John’s Bridge in ...
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    May/June 2016 Contributors

    May/June 2016 Contributors

    Katherine Cort “Low-E Storm Windows Gain Acceptance as a Home Weatherization Measure” If you are looking to upgrade low-performing windows in your ...
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    May/June 2016 Calendar

    May/June 2016 Calendar

    May 2–5 2016 National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference and HUD Program Manager’s School May 4–6 36th Utility Energy Forum
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