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: What Tokyo Must Do

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2011

Few countries have been dealt such a tragic combination of natural and manmade disasters as Japan. The part of the disaster that I understand is the shortage of electricity. I wrote a book, Saving Electricity ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Making of an Industry at ACI

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 2011

ACI is 25 years old. Happy Birthday! And thank you, Linda Wigington. [continue reading]

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Editorial: My Friend the Smart Meter

Author: Alan Meier
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January 03, 2011

I am an unabashed supporter of smart meters. While testifying about energy efficiency at the European parliament, I logged into my home’s smart meter (in California) and showed them my current energy use. ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Restoring Credibility in the Efficiency Marketplace

Author: Alan Meier
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November 03, 2010

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and nowhere is this adage truer than with the assurance of a manufacturer’s compliance with energy efficiency standards and endorsement programs. If any ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: ERVs Get The Yellow Flag

Author: Max Sherman
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September 01, 2010

As we make homes tighter, we need to provide ventilation, which costs energy. One way to reduce the energy impact of that ventilation is to use an air-to-air heat recovery system. A heat recovery ventilator (... [continue reading]

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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]

DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

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DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready ...

 She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold

Lindsay Bachman

She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold

When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients ...

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