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]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

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Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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