Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

For the past four years I’ve been reviewing field guides used by grantees delivering weatherization services throughout the country. With 58 grantees and up to three housing types per grantee, that’s a ...

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Highest Lighting Energy on the Block

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December 10, 2018

Beginning with Colorado in 2012, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and eight of these have also legalized home cultivation of cannabis. Legislation varies across each state but generally allows ... [continue reading]

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Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

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December 10, 2018

Tight homes are becoming more common around the country, even in the mid-South where many builders still believe that homes and crawl spaces should “breathe.” And home performance, still not well understood in ... [continue reading]

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Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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December 05, 2018

For the past four years I’ve been reviewing field guides used by grantees delivering weatherization services throughout the country. With 58 grantees and up to three housing types per grantee, that’s a ... [continue reading]

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Health and Safety Investments to Increase Energy-Saving Opportunities

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December 04, 2018

Many low-income energy use reduction programs are facing increasing challenges serving customers, due to the prevalence of health and safety problems that prevent major measures from being installed. Because there are serious problems in the ... [continue reading]

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Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

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September 14, 2018

In a 2013 cost study commissioned by Leading Builders of America, it was estimated that as much as $1,700 in construction costs can be saved by using a performance path instead of the prescriptive table in the ... [continue reading]

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Athens Passes the First-Ever Carbon Fee

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September 13, 2018

Driving along the rolling township roads of Appalachian Ohio, it’s easy to understand the opposition to community solar being whispered beyond the fence lines. This is proud and powerful coal country, after all, ... [continue reading]

Data Standards, Energy Efficiency and the Digital Data Economy

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Data Standards, Energy Efficiency and the Digital Data Economy

Digital data is so big that politicians are starting to talk about the need to break up the companies that ...

Soffit & Energy Efficiency: Everything You Need To Know

Mandy Lee

Soffit & Energy Efficiency: Everything You Need To Know

Are you aware that a crucial part of your roof, the soffits, are vital to establishing energy efficiency throughout your ...

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