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Letters: 600 Kilo-what?: Fall 2017

I don't understand the featured article on the Home Energy website this month (“Measured Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters,” HE online Summer ’17). It claims that the average electric consumption of clothes ...

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Letters: March/April 2013

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February 25, 2013

Do Demand-Controlled Pumps Save Energy Too? As I read the article about demand-controlled recirculating pumps (“Demand- Controlled Pumps: Sticker Shock Versus Value,” HE Sept/Oct ’12, p. 12), I was curious about where the ... [continue reading]

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Letters: January/February 2013

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January 02, 2013

Reader Questions Cost-Effectiveness of Weather Stripping Energy savings based on engineering models do not have a good track record for accuracy, tending to overestimate savings in real buildings. While the authors don’t explain ... [continue reading]

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Letters: November/December 2012

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October 30, 2012

Using Duct Testers In the July/Aug ’12 Home Energy there is an article on duct blasters (“Testing Duct Testers,” p. 4). There is a sentence in the article that states: “One approach ... [continue reading]

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Letters: September/October 2012

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August 28, 2012

In Memoriam: Carol Markell We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of our colleague, Carol Markell. Carol died unexpectedly but in the company of her closest friends. As Home Energy’s Advertising ... [continue reading]

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Letters: July/August 2012

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June 29, 2012

In Memoriam Bion Howard had been the Home Energy “Software Guru” and wrote regular columns about the use of software in home performance and renewable energy for close to ten years (see, for ... [continue reading]

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Letters: May/June 2012

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April 30, 2012

Should Energy Source Matter in Home Energy Auditing? In the context of home energy auditing, the Home Energy Score can be very misleading since it is based on "source energy," which severely penalizes electrical energy ... [continue reading]

Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Stacy Hunt

Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Earlier this month at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program had the pleasure ...

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

Ryan Meres

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

For more than a decade studies have consistently shown that homebuyers want energy efficient features, but few are actually aware ...

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