Another Solar Myth Bites the Dust

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Another Solar Myth Bites the Dust

Way back in 1978, I installed my first solar water-heating system. I continued with solar thermal, installing new systems until tax credits expired in 1986, and I kept nearly all the local systems up and running for ...

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Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo

Author: Alan Meier
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April 30, 2016

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’... [continue reading]

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Letters: July/August 2015

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June 21, 2015

Revisiting “Revisiting Electrification” Last issue’s editorial, “Revisiting Electrification” (May/June ’15, p. 2), received quite a bit of feedback on Home Energy Pros. We love a good discussion, so we ... [continue reading]

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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September 20, 2016

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 ... [continue reading]

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New and Notable: November/December 2013

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November 01, 2013

NYSERDA’s HPwES Program Completes 50,000 Projects The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the achievement of a major milestone for its Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program, with ... [continue reading]

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Calendar: Winter

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November 01, 2016

December 4–6 2016 ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference January 10–12 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show [continue reading]

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Back Porch: Nexia: Connecting Homeowners, HVAC Installers, and Dealers

Author: Tom White
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August 31, 2016

This past May at Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: Connected Home Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with George Land, General Manager of Nexia—a consumer-facing brand for connected home solutions within Trane&... [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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