HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

As the clean-energy economy heats up, communities across the country are actively pursuing programs that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the breakout successes in this field is ...

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When Above Average Is Not Good Enough

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November 01, 2015

Let’s imagine two neighboring families on a residential block—the Joneses and the Smiths. Their homes are of comparable size and age, and both are families of four, living typical middle-class lifestyles. ... [continue reading]

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DOE's Home Energy Score: Looking Backward and Forging Ahead

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November 01, 2015

In 2010, DOE set out to develop a reliable, low-cost “mpg for homes” that could rapidly penetrate the existing-homes market. Although ratings were available for a growing percentage of new homes, few existing homes ... [continue reading]

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Ohmconnect Gets Customers Involved in Demand-Response

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August 13, 2015

The year 1973 was an important one in the history of energy efficiency. Due to the OPEC oil embargo, heating fuel was scarce and costly. President Nixon asked all Americans to lower their thermostats to 68°... [continue reading]

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Making "Green" Mainstream

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April 25, 2015

A History of Energy-Efficient Housing in the United States [continue reading]

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Air Sealing Challenges for Small Buildings

Author: Steve Mann
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February 27, 2015

Even the smallest, simplest homes are hard to air seal to Passive House standards. [continue reading]

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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January 01, 2015

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight. [continue reading]

Electric Vehicles Can Benefit All Utility Customers

Luke Tonachel

Electric Vehicles Can Benefit All Utility Customers

Despite the Trump administration’s apparent affection for the fossil fuels industry, individual states are looking at the numbers ...

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

Jodi Scott

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific ...

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