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: Home Energy's New Compilation of Articles

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 2009

I am pleased to announce the availability of a compilation of Home Energy articles from 2000–2008. It’s available as a CD and costs only $75. These articles capture the state of the art in ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: After Weatherization - Career Paths in Energy Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 2009

The government’s breathtaking investments in energy efficiency—and notably in weatherization—are creating a boom in the industry. If all goes according to plan, hundreds of thousands of new people will ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Saving Home Energy After the Stimulus

Author: Alan Meier
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May 06, 2009

The residential energy business is scurrying around trying to digest the billions of dollars thrown at us to weatherize and reduce the energy use of our country’s homes.  Few of us, even ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: How Private Should Utility Bills Be?

Author: Alan Meier
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March 08, 2009

The cover of this issue depicts extraordinarily useful information: the homes whose attics are inadequately insulated. British residents can go onto the Web and find their homes—or their neighbors’ homes—to ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Now We Know the Value of Energy Star

Author: Alan Meier
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January 02, 2009

The elections overshadowed a press release by Energy Star announcing a settlement with LG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances and consumer electronics. That’s a pity because the settlement ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Heat Pump Water Heaters - Another Prius in the Basement?

Author: Alan Meier
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November 06, 2008

It was good news to learn that Energy Star has finally announced specifications for water heaters. The specification for heat pump water heaters is particularly welcome, since these products have an unusually large savings potential. ... [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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