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: Heat Pump Water Heaters - Another Prius in the Basement?

Author: Alan Meier
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November 06, 2008

It was good news to learn that Energy Star has finally announced specifications for water heaters. The specification for heat pump water heaters is particularly welcome, since these products have an unusually large savings potential. ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Libertarian Paternalism and Saving Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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September 07, 2008

Remember the old TV show “Father Knows Best” from the mid 1950s? As with any TV sitcom, there were lots of jokes, funny dialogue, and plot twists often leading to difficult situations that ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Juneau Saves Electricity in a Hurry

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2008

What do you do when the price of electricity suddenly jumps fivefold? This was the dilemma faced by the residents of Juneau, Alaska, when an avalanche suddenly cut the transmission line to their source of ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Who Is Going to Build the Zero Energy Home?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2008

You could easily have overlooked a quiet change in recent statements by the world’s leading climate change researchers. Everyone knew that the goals set forth in the Kyoto Protocol were baby steps on ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Reflections on the Consumer Electronics Show

Author: Alan Meier
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March 09, 2008

The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is already ancient history, and the 140,000 participants, TV cameras, and bloggers have returned home to quieter lives.  But it’s still worth reflecting on this most amazing assemblage ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Afterlife of a CFL

Author: Alan Meier
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January 04, 2008

The CFL is a poster child for energy efficiency but sometimes in ways that we might not want it to be.  To be sure, the CFL has a wonderful record of constantly improving quality, ... [continue reading]

Seeking Ideas for Building Envelope Design

Sarah O'Connell

Seeking Ideas for Building Envelope Design

Through its online crowdsourcing platform, JUMP, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with industry leaders to host technology challenges in ...

So Much Greatness and Gratitude - Notes from Nashville

Amy Beley

So Much Greatness and Gratitude - Notes from Nashville

This past week at HPC in Nashville left me humbled, hopeful, and filled to the brim with gratitude. The biggest ...

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