The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid

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The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid

As the number of residential demand-response programs and the use of smart home technologies has grown over the last several years, an important opportunity has emerged in home performance to increase residential energy savings. Namely, ...

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SMUD'S Solar Water Heating Program

Author: Cliff Murley
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May 01, 1993

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) serves roughly 60,000 residential customers with electric water heaters, each consuming up to 5,500 kWh annually. [continue reading]

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IRS To Lose Its Slice of Utility Rebates

Author: Cyril Penn
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May 01, 1993

Residential utility customers who receive rebates for installing energy-efficient appliances in 1993 will no longer have to share a cut with Uncle Sam because under the newly enacted Federal Energy Policy Act, the rebates aren't taxable. [continue reading]

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Snohomish PUD Slashes Conservation

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1993

The Snohomish County Public Utility District, an electric utility in Everett, Washington, unexpectedly dropped its conservation plans for 1994 after failing to negotiate a new contract with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for a "conservation power plant." [continue reading]

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RECYCLING REFRIGERATORS: WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY?

Author: Carol Nelson
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January 01, 1993

Over the past decade, a number of utilities in the United States and Canada have successfully implemented programs to collect and dismantle old refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners from their residential customers. [continue reading]

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HAULING IN THE CULPRITS: MICHIGAN'S BOUNTY PILOT

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January 01, 1993

The Michigan Public Service Commission examined the potential of picking up operating, second refrigerators in the mid-1980s. [continue reading]

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SMUD'S REFRIGERATOR GRAVEYARD - CONDITIONS OF THE DECEASED

Author: Willem Bos
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January 01, 1993

As part of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) high efficiency refrigerator program, the district offers an incentive of $100 to customers who trade in an older refrigerator in conjunction with the purchase of a new model. [continue reading]

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Performance Contracting: An ESCo Perspective

Author: Greg Thomas
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November 01, 1992

Residential performance contracting presents great opportunities and great risks for both the utility and the energy service company (ESCo). [continue reading]

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Performance Contracting: Advice To Utilities

Author: Gil Peach
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November 01, 1992

Many utilities are using, or considering using, residential performance contracting to carry out energy conservation programs. [continue reading]

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

Kelly Vaughn

The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

Download RMI’s latest report,An MPG for Homes: Driving Visible Value for Home Energy Performance in Real Estate.

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

Steve Baden

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute have joined forces to promote net zero energy homes and develop an American consensus ...

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