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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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]

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Libraries and Utility Collaborate to Educate

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March 01, 1996

In an innovative program, Dane County Library Service (DCLS) and Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) in south central Wisconsin are collaborating to deliver energy information and assistance. [continue reading]

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Prepurchase Meter Rivals Weatherization for Low-Income Assistance

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March 01, 1996

Beginning in 1993, the Salt River Project (SRP), a public utility in Arizona, tested two new strategies to help low-income customers decrease their energy usage. [continue reading]

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Energy Education: A Kilowatt Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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September 01, 1995

Several years ago, Syracuse Energy Service Company installed automatic, 8deg. set-back thermostats with small dials in a seniors complex. It became apparent that some outreach was needed when several people from the complex disembarked from a rented bus and stormed the office in protest. [continue reading]

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Home Energy on the Internet

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March 01, 1995

Newspapers and magazines are filled with articles about the information superhighway, its power, and how it can change our lives. Yet few people know how to access the highway or navigate once they get on it. [continue reading]

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Steps to Successful Lighting Programs

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November 01, 1994

There is a light at the top of the staircase of opportunity for improved residential lighting, but odds are it's not as bright or efficient as it could be. [continue reading]

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Eugene's Energy Outlet

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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September 01, 1994

To help residential and business customers make better energy choices, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the public utilities of Lane County, Oregon, have established an electricity conservation information center in Eugene. [continue reading]

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Como Se Dice "Retrofitter"?

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May 01, 1994

Utility companies have always sought to present customer information about saving energy in plain English. [continue reading]

Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

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Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Laurie Guevara-Stone

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...

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