Finding the Multi-Tool House

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Finding the Multi-Tool House

What do you think about when you want to buy or rent a home? This article shows the difference (as well as the similarities!) between the considerations that a designer and a seasoned homeowner have ...

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Common Energy Myths

Author: Evan Mills
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June 19, 2006

Following is a list of common myths about energy and energy savings. Sometimes the basic premise of the myth may be correct, but the energy savings are much smaller than people realize. In other cases, the myth may be based on factors that were once true but that have been subsequently resolved through better design or manufacturing of products. In all cases, the bottom line is that you should always think critically when you hear a “tip” on how to save energy - and dig a little deeper to separate the myths from the facts. [continue reading]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Energy Myths

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January 01, 2001

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

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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]

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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]

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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]

DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

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DOE Housing Innovation Awards Announced

Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready ...

 She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold

Lindsay Bachman

She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold

When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients ...

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