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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The True Test Is in the Real World

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1998

In this issue of Home Energy, you'll find several articles and news briefs describing scientific studies of the energy performance of various technologies. [continue reading]

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Why Solar Roofs?

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

One element of President Clinton's climate change program is installing one million solar collectors on the roofs of American homes. [continue reading]

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Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1998

Home Energy traditionally reports on innovations on the customer side of the meter--how customers use and conserve energy. We generally ignore events on the utility side--that complex organization which generates, transmits, and distributes energy to homes. [continue reading]

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This issue contains an article about the annual European appliance exhibition, Domotechnica, which attracts an international collection of manufacturers displaying their latest products and concepts. [continue reading]

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Health, Safety, and the House as a System

Author: Alan Meier
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It's become fashionable to talk about the house as a system. Is this just another expression that impresses customers and helps building performance experts sell their services? [continue reading]

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Truth and Consequences of Home Energy Ratings

Author: Alan Meier
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September 01, 1997

Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) are an inherently reasonable idea. If consumers are aware of a home's energy efficiency prior to purchase, they can factor energy costs into their offering price, budget operating costs, and roll efficiency investments into the mortgage. [continue reading]

A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition

Amber Schilberg, on behalf of Energize Connecticut

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