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: 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]

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May/June 2010 Editorial: Targeting the High Users

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2010

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March/April 2010 Editorial: Home Energy Monitors

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 2010

Home Energy Monitors, that is, devices that display a home’s energy consumption have been touted as Silicon Valley’s contribution to the national energy conservation effort. A Home Energy Monitor (or HEM) ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: LEDs: Avoiding the CFL Debacle

Author: Alan Meier
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January 06, 2010

The lighting efficacies of LEDs have been rising steadily and are poised to overtake CFLs. Fluorescents and CFLs still outshine LEDs with respect to general applications and cost of light, but LEDs are already superior ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Mandatory Retrofits Prior to Sale - Nationwide

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 2009

If we accept the national—and local—goals of large reductions in energy use in order to mitigate climate change, how will these be accomplished?  One approach is to include the costs ... [continue reading]

Data Standards, Energy Efficiency and the Digital Data Economy

Greg Thomas

Data Standards, Energy Efficiency and the Digital Data Economy

Digital data is so big that politicians are starting to talk about the need to break up the companies that ...

Soffit & Energy Efficiency: Everything You Need To Know

Mandy Lee

Soffit & Energy Efficiency: Everything You Need To Know

Are you aware that a crucial part of your roof, the soffits, are vital to establishing energy efficiency throughout your ...

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