A Case Study in Coordination: Energy Star Partners and HVAC Contractors

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A Case Study in Coordination: Energy Star Partners and HVAC Contractors

Over the past 17 years, more than 1.4 million new homes have been certified to earn EPA’s Energy Star label. The Energy Star Certified Homes program, together with its thousands of partners, has transformed the ...

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Artists Housing Achieves Energy Star Performance

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July 01, 2005

Artists converting old industrial buildings into studio live/work spaces is a familiar story in many urban areas, but the conversion of a decrepit former factory into Brookside Artists Housing came with numerous twists and turns. [continue reading]

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A Rater with Security Clearence

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January 01, 2005

        Lee O’Neal traces his development as a HERS rater back to the time when his company, NSpects Ltd., inspected a home in a Virginia subdivision.This home ... [continue reading]

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Habitat for Humanity Gets a Green Makeover

Author: Elka Karl
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November 01, 2004

        From Seattle,Washington, to Westchester,New York, lowincome housing is turning a shade greener. Since 1992, the program known for building homes for lowincome families, Habitat for Humanity, has started ... [continue reading]

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Making a Habit of Habitat

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September 01, 2003

There might have been some bumps along the way, but a collaboration between a nonprofit, a builders association, and a major building supply company yielded some efficient, comfortable, and affordable results. [continue reading]

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A New York Success Story

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March 01, 2003

Value engineering allows a development of 30 affordable three-family homes to meet Energy Star standards. [continue reading]

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Northeast Utility System Sees Marketing Benefits with Energy Star

Author: Don Mauritz
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November 01, 1999

Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Utilities Systems, has long supported builders who construct energy-efficient new homes. [continue reading]

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Energy Stars Shine on Manufactured Homes

Author: Tom Sluis
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July 01, 1998

It was only a matter of time before Energy Star labels spread from mass-produced home appliances to mass-produced homes--a green logo stuck inside the front window that tells people that the home is at least 30% more efficient than one that just barely complies with the Model Energy Code (MEC). [continue reading]

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ICFs and HERS: Guaranteed Performance, Easy Financing

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July 01, 1998

For the last 10 years, Reward Wall Systems, a manufacturer of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) in Omaha, Nebraska, has offered an energy guarantee: their ICFs save homeowners 70% on heating and cooling compared to the 1992 Model Energy Code (MEC), or Reward pays 110% of the difference in energy costs. [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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