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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Earthways Center Teaches by Example

Author: Jean Ponzi
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November 01, 2005

This St. Louis, Missouri, teaching center promotes green building and home performance through its guided tours and training programs while serving as a model for green and energy-efficient design. [continue reading]


Energy Efficiency Through Education and Low-Cost Measures

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September 01, 2005

There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]


Calculating Your Emissions Profile

Author: Shui Bin
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May 01, 2005

The amount of carbon emissions that each of us is responsible for, and the sources of those emissions, may surprise you. [continue reading]


Energy Myths

January 01, 2001

Energy and energy savings myths get passed around surprisingly rapidly, often with little scrutiny. [continue reading]


Label Lessons from Thailand

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November 01, 1998

Do consumers really understand energy labels? I did the first study to examine how consumers read, interpret, and think about energy labels in the retail environment. [continue reading]


A Technology Showcase with Southern Charm

Author: Jeff Tiller
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November 01, 1998

The Southface Energy and Environmental Resource Center demonstration home opened two years ago, just before the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. [continue reading]


Instant Insulation Estimates

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September 01, 1997

Do-it-yourself energy retrofitters often have to figure out whether their improvements will be cost-effective. [continue reading]


Home Energy's Consumer Guide to Insulation

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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September 01, 1996

Between 50% and 70% of the energy consumed in the typical American home goes toward heating and cooling, accounting for a large chunk of the total energy bill. [continue reading]

DOE's Race to Zero 2017  Registration is Open!

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DOE's Race to Zero 2017 Registration is Open!

The next U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) will be held April 22...

CLEAResult and NREL JUMP Into Residential Energy Efficiency

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CLEAResult and NREL JUMP Into Residential Energy Efficiency

Crowdsourcing. It’s a great way to gather input and enlist the minds of many to do good. With ...

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