A/C in the Southeast, Part 2: The Best Way to Cool Homes in Humid Climates?

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A/C in the Southeast, Part 2: The Best Way to Cool Homes in Humid Climates?

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Getting the Most from Your Fan

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June 16, 2001

Ceiling fans are one of the most popular and generally well regarded of all home energy efficiency features. [continue reading]

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Those Wild Ducts in Your Walls

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June 16, 2001

More than three-fifths of the households in the U.S. heat or cool their homes with ducted forced air systems, so chances are good that air ducts are lurking within your walls, floors, or ceilings. [continue reading]

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How to get Shading Right

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May 01, 2001

Recent improvements to window technology make substantial air conditioning energy savings possible. However, shading remains a time-tested method to accomplish the same end. [continue reading]

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The Energy Penalty of Poor Duct Design

Author: Bill Hylton
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March 01, 2001

A home with a poor duct system can't be energy efficient no matter how tight or well-insulated it is. [continue reading]

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Ground Source Heat Pumps Dig In

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September 01, 1999

Ground source heat pumps (sometimes called geothermal heat pumps, Geo-Exchange Systems, or GHPs) most often exchange heat with the ground by means of a ground heat exchanger. [continue reading]

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Cool Home Features Bring Peak Energy Savings

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July 01, 1999

To test the feasibility of building new single-family homes that cut air conditioning use to a minimum, researchers here at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) recently built a 2,425 ft2 home in central Florida using many proven energy-saving building strategies, along with a 4 kW photovoltaic (PV) array that could meet most of the home's daytime electrical demand. [continue reading]

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Ventilation/Cooling Method Needs User Input

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May 01, 1999

Many U.S. homebuilders and buyers view compressor cooling as a necessity, even in mild climates. But the widespread use of compressor cooling causes several problems, especially in warmer regions like the West Coast. [continue reading]

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Finding the Whole-House Fan That Fits

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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May 01, 1999

Whole-house fans cool homes very efficiently in many parts of the country. But they have come under fire for creating leaks into the attic, causing potential depressurization problems, and being noisy. [continue reading]

Manufactured Housing Equals Green Housing

Olga Zheliabina

Manufactured Housing Equals Green Housing

Concerns about the environment and climate change have everyday Americans more determined than ever to do their part to reduce ...

Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More

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Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where I work as a senior manager, is a corporate agency of the United States ...

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