HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

As the clean-energy economy heats up, communities across the country are actively pursuing programs that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the breakout successes in this field is ...

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Using the Web to Motivate Customers to Save Energy

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February 26, 2013

Can an online game that teaches you how to save energy ever be as popular and addicting as Angry Birds? Are people going to be as drawn to checking out their energy use trends online ... [continue reading]

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Collaborative Aims to Boost Momentum for Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the Southwest

Author: J.C. Martel
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February 26, 2013

In 2011, Gavin Hastings, an Arizona Public Service (APS) program manager, began envisioning a collaborative that would advance the Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) programs in his region. HPwES provides whole-house solutions for homeowners, offering ... [continue reading]

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The Curse of the TRC

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February 25, 2013

Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs [continue reading]

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The XX Factor

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January 02, 2013

Q&A with Ann Atkinson and a look into ACI's Women in Home Performance initiative. [continue reading]

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Exterior Air Sealing

Author: Bill Asdal
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January 02, 2013

A Case Study on Shadowbrook Townhomes in Harding, New Jersey [continue reading]

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Experiences in an All-LED Home

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January 02, 2013

As I reported in a previous article in Home Energy, this all started in August 2010, when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the ... [continue reading]

Micro-housing for Veterans

Rob Solomon, on behalf of GoFundMe

Micro-housing for Veterans

That was our pledge in the military and in my time as a police officer. When you retire or move ...

A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition

Amber Schilberg, on behalf of Energize Connecticut

A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition

At the Better Buildings By Design conference, Ann Edminster spoke about the growing interest in net-zero-energy buildings saying, “This [...

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