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: Twenty-First-Century Energy Efficiency—with Carbon on Our Minds

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August 30, 2015

After the first oil embargo, in 1973, our nation recognized the need to save energy in a coordinated way. It made sense to designate energy utilities to coordinate energy-saving activities in buildings, because nobody had better ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Water Conservation

Author: Alan Meier
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June 20, 2015

Sometimes less water means more energy [continue reading]

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Editorial: Revisiting Electrification

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2015

We need to stop burning natural gas if we want to meet our ultimate emissions targets. [continue reading]

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Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 2015

The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Fast-Changing World of Saving Energy

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 2015

In reviewing the content of this issue, I was struck by how rapidly the energy-saving business is changing. In this issue, we cover the come-from-nowhere explosion in LEDs. Another article about energy-efficient homes in Germany ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Lighting Services for Aliens

Author: Alan Meier
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October 26, 2014

Who benefits from all this upward-shining light? Maybe a few alien beings. [continue reading]

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

Andrew deLaski

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published new minimum energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners and heat ...

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

Tom Herron

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is pleased to announce the four newly-elected members of the 2017 Board of Directors.

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