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Ohmconnect Gets Customers Involved in Demand-Response

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August 13, 2015

The year 1973 was an important one in the history of energy efficiency. Due to the OPEC oil embargo, heating fuel was scarce and costly. President Nixon asked all Americans to lower their thermostats to 68°... [continue reading]


Making "Green" Mainstream

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April 25, 2015

A History of Energy-Efficient Housing in the United States [continue reading]


Air Sealing Challenges for Small Buildings

Author: Steve Mann
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February 27, 2015

Even the smallest, simplest homes are hard to air seal to Passive House standards. [continue reading]


Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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January 01, 2015

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight. [continue reading]


Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch

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October 27, 2014

People across the nation are seeking new ways to save energy, reduce bills, and increase comfort in their homes. Utilities, consumer organizations, and home energy service providers are poised to answer that call, using next-generation ... [continue reading]


Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls

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July 02, 2014

To help the industry address the energy and moisture performance of masonry walls, a DOE Building America team has done the research - here's a summary. [continue reading]

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Sandra Wood

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...

Speaking the Same Language: The Importance of Open Standards in Energy Efficiency

Dave Yeager

Speaking the Same Language: The Importance of Open Standards in Energy Efficiency

Open standards provide the backbone for many markets and industries. The Internet itself could not exist without the collaborative, agreed-upon ...

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