Leslie Jackson

Leslie Jackson is associate editor for Home Energy.

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Taking the Long View

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September 03, 2010

Instead of offering merely supplies to the people of postearthquake Haiti, what if we could offer our ingenuity? [continue reading]

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Reframing Windows

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November 01, 2010

Home Energy recently visited one of window wright Dave Clark's jobs in an area of Berkeley, California, called the Gourmet Ghetto. Clark has worked on every one of the windows in this house. [continue reading]

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ACI Celebrates 25 Years with 25 Stories

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March 01, 2011

Affordable Comfort celebrates its 25th anniversary with 25 stories of some of the people who have been instrumental in the creation of ACI. All of the stories are appearing in conference materials and countdown-style pre-conference rallies at the ACI web site (www.acinational.org). Here are four of them. [continue reading]

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Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy

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March 30, 2018

You enter the house on a winter’s evening, remove your wet boots and coat. In your living room, there are a few pieces of split, dry firewood, ready to burn. You open the ... [continue reading]

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ACEE Reports on Extension and Modification of Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

ACEE Reports on Extension and Modification of Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

Leslie Jackson

ACEEE wrote to us in December about the tax package that had just passed the Senate and was likely to pass the House of Representatives: It includes extensions and revisions to three existing federal energy efficiency tax incentives: for appliances, a one-year extension; for new homes, coverage for 2010 and 2011; and for home retrofits, one year with modifications. Under the pending bill, the appliance credit is extended for one year, and efficiency criteria and incentives have ... [continue reading]

How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I by Wen Lee

How We Turned Our House into a Giant Foam Box, Part I by Wen Lee

Leslie Jackson

Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their suburban house into an all-electric zero net energy home via superinsulation, efficient appliances, onsitesolar,and conservation strategies. They chronicle their attempts at a low-carbon, low-cost, and joyful lifestyle on their blog Frugal Happy, which the following post is adapted from. [continue reading]

Permit Me to Explain- Another Dispatch from Frugal Happy by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee

Permit Me to Explain- Another Dispatch from Frugal Happy by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee

Leslie Jackson

Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their suburban house into an all-electric zero net energy home via superinsulation, efficient appliances, onsitesolar,and conservation strategies. They chronicle their attempts at a low-carbon, low-cost, and joyful lifestyle on their blog Frugal Happy, which the following post is adapted from. [continue reading]

Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa: Advice Freely Offered, and well taken

Rebuild Green Expo, Santa Rosa: Advice Freely Offered, and well taken

Leslie Jackson

I was spending a month in Oregon (in an off-grid community of mud huts and organic food) when the fires began raging in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties. Driving home to the Bay Area, I put on my N95-rated dust mask in Fairfield (60 miles from Santa Rosa). Following my first reactions about my friends who live there, my thoughts were of the smoke’s contents. Mass-produced building materials, fiberglass, refrigerators, halogenated flame retardants, ... [continue reading]

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