The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

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The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

My Sunday kayak adventure with my wife and friends on Lake Tahoe was magic. Paddling that beautiful lake relaxed me to the point where, by the time I reached home, I was ready for a ...

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Navigating the New Market

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Leaking Shower Diverters: An Overlooked Energy Waster

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A study of 120 combination bath/shower units finds that you may literally be throwing money down the drain. [continue reading]


Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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Did Cash for Appliances Work?

Author: Scott Case
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Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home

Author: Rob Dumont
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Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]

Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Jim Gunshinan

Forty Years of WAP—A Family Celebration

Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was ...

Going Green and Building Strong: Affordable Homes that are Sustainable and Durable

Julie Rochman

Going Green and Building Strong: Affordable Homes that are Sustainable and Durable

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