Editorial: Climate Change and Garage Door Openers

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Editorial: Climate Change and Garage Door Openers

California just approved legislation requiring all new garage door openers to have battery backups, so that doors would open even when electricity service is interrupted. The legislation—SB 969—sailed through with almost no ...

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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]

Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

Darrell Smith, IWFA

Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

To save money on a building’s energy costs, window replacement may not be a smart move, according to ...

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