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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Ventilation Fans: the New Energy Hogs?

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1996

The article on ventilation fans ("Mechanical Ventilation for the Home," p. 13) contains some remarkable information. The good news is that sizing and installation guidelines are being established and that small ventilation and exhaust fans themselves are improving. [continue reading]

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Notes from Abroad

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1996

I just returned from three weeks in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. Residential energy use remains important in these countries, but in surprisingly different ways, and for different reasons. And energy is being saved in characteristically un-American ways. [continue reading]

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Moisture and Energy Conservation

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1995

Several articles in this issue deal with the vexing problem of moisture in homes. Excessive moisture is, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, the source of catastrophic building failures. [continue reading]

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Is Half a Billion Enough?

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1995

As this issue goes to press, Congress is wrestling with the budget for energy efficiency. This covers a wide range of activities, from basic research into new materials and technologies that save energy to low-income weatherization and dissemination of information to consumers. [continue reading]

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The Need to Measure Energy Savings

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1995

One of the more perplexing challenges in the conservation business is measuring energy savings from a retrofit. [continue reading]

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Hey Newt, Here Are Some Orphans With Potential

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1995

Most of us remember the glory days of solar energy, when solar collectors were going to solve the energy crisis, oil shortage, and all our environmental problems. [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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