Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

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Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’...

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Editorial: What Tokyo Must Do

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2011

Few countries have been dealt such a tragic combination of natural and manmade disasters as Japan. The part of the disaster that I understand is the shortage of electricity. I wrote a book, Saving Electricity ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Making of an Industry at ACI

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 2011

ACI is 25 years old. Happy Birthday! And thank you, Linda Wigington. [continue reading]

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Editorial: My Friend the Smart Meter

Author: Alan Meier
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January 03, 2011

I am an unabashed supporter of smart meters. While testifying about energy efficiency at the European parliament, I logged into my home’s smart meter (in California) and showed them my current energy use. ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Restoring Credibility in the Efficiency Marketplace

Author: Alan Meier
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November 03, 2010

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and nowhere is this adage truer than with the assurance of a manufacturer’s compliance with energy efficiency standards and endorsement programs. If any ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: ERVs Get The Yellow Flag

Author: Max Sherman
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September 01, 2010

As we make homes tighter, we need to provide ventilation, which costs energy. One way to reduce the energy impact of that ventilation is to use an air-to-air heat recovery system. A heat recovery ventilator (... [continue reading]

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July/August 2010 Editorial: A Cottage Industry with High Electricity Use

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2010

Can growing marijuana change the way homes use electricity? In rural Humboldt County, in far-northern California, there’s no doubt that it can. Figure 1 tracks average monthly residential electricity use in Humboldt County and ... [continue reading]

Is the Perfect Wall Realistic?

Eric Werling

Is the Perfect Wall Realistic?

Wrong question. The right question is what can we do to help builders design and construct more perfect walls without ...

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

Andy Heikkila

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...

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