Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch

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Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch

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 ...

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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]

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Lab Takes on Residential Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

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April 30, 2013

Demonstration homes prove that current technology can give homeowners efficiency and affordability. [continue reading]

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Green Building for Tough Times

Author: Don Otto
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April 29, 2013

Squeezimus Sanguinem ex Turnipibus (Butchered Latin for We squeeze blood out of a turnip) [continue reading]

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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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The Net Impact of Home Energy Feedback Devices

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March 01, 2010

Recently, much attention has been focused on modifying the way individuals interact with energy consuming products in their homes. In order to examine the viability of real-time feedback devices to produce energy savings, Energy Trust ... [continue reading]

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Another Good Reason to Become a Vegetarian

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September 07, 2008

Our focus in Home Energy has always been on energy-efficient, healthy, affordable, and sustainable homes, but there are other areas of our lives that account for our total carbon footprint—how much carbon we ... [continue reading]

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Evaluating Energy Use Feedback Devices

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July 01, 2008

Experience shows that occupant behavior can make all the difference when it comes to saving energy in homes. [continue reading]

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Engineering the Customer into the Solution

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May 01, 2008

Most conservation and demand-side management managers can agree that conserving energy is much more cost-effective than securing additional energy resources. Consequently, various innovative conservation and pricing strategies are being tested and adopted by utilities as ... [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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