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: Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do

Author: Alan Meier
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June 30, 2014

As part of Home Energy’s 30th birthday celebration, we are pleased to reprint a 1994 article by Michael Uniacke describing the way he taught building science in a community college (see the article here). ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The House of Mystery

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April 30, 2014

Sometimes we forget how complicated a house is. Building scientists know all about a house’s complexity because, even with help from supercomputers, they still can’t reliably simulate many of the processes ... [continue reading]

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A Shift in Energy Information's Center of Gravity?

Author: Alan Meier
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February 28, 2014

Who would have expected the purchase of a thermostat company to be at the top of the business news? What is Google up to? Pundits say that Google plans to monetize the thermostat data by ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Thirty Years of Waterbeds and Home Energy Magazine

Author: Alan Meier
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December 26, 2013

Welcome to the 30th anniversary of Home Energy magazine. In commemoration of our 30 years we will be publishing some of our earliest articles. We hope that these articles are both entertaining and informative. [continue reading]

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Editorial: We're Too Serious

Author: Alan Meier
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November 02, 2013

While preparing for Home Energy’s 30th anniversary, we leafed through some of the earliest issues. Today’s issues are slick compared to those early years. It was amateur hour then because an ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Lighting Controls and Zero Energy Homes

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2013

An article in this issue, "Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings" (page 38), has implications beyond dramatic savings in stairwells in apartment buildings. Ostensibly the article is about proper settings for motion sensors and ... [continue reading]

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

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