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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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]

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May/June 2010 Editorial: Targeting the High Users

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2010

The Hunt for Low-Hanging Fruit [continue reading]

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March/April 2010 Editorial: Home Energy Monitors

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 2010

Home Energy Monitors, that is, devices that display a home’s energy consumption have been touted as Silicon Valley’s contribution to the national energy conservation effort. A Home Energy Monitor (or HEM) ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: LEDs: Avoiding the CFL Debacle

Author: Alan Meier
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January 06, 2010

The lighting efficacies of LEDs have been rising steadily and are poised to overtake CFLs. Fluorescents and CFLs still outshine LEDs with respect to general applications and cost of light, but LEDs are already superior ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Mandatory Retrofits Prior to Sale - Nationwide

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 2009

If we accept the national—and local—goals of large reductions in energy use in order to mitigate climate change, how will these be accomplished?  One approach is to include the costs ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Home Energy's New Compilation of Articles

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2009

I am pleased to announce the availability of a compilation of Home Energy articles from 2000–2008. It’s available as a CD and costs only $75. These articles capture the state of the art in ... [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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