How We Turned Our House Into a Giant Foam Box

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How We Turned Our House Into a Giant Foam Box

My wife Wen Lee and I are in the midst of renovating our rather generic three-bed, two-bath, 1,400 ft2 suburban Pasadena area home to be net zero energy. At the outset I decided it would be ...

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HOME STAR Incentives to Energize the Home Performance Market

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May 03, 2010

For years, those of us who work in the energy remodeling field have been promoting the personal and environmental benefits of home performance retrofits. Now industry leaders and policymakers are focusing on yet another compelling ... [continue reading]

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Grupe Homes Enters the Whole-House Retrofit Market

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March 01, 2010

The depressed new home market is providing a challenge - and an opportunity - for home builders considering entering the retrofit market. [continue reading]

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Roof Topography & Ice Damming

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January 07, 2010

It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]

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The Basics of REEP

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January 07, 2010

Residential Efficiency Program now pending on Capitol Hill would jump-start home energy retrofits nationwide. [continue reading]

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Energy Labeling & Energy Billing Analysis

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January 06, 2010

Discussions of building labels worldwide have pointed out the difference between “asset value” labels, which are based on how a building performs under standard operating conditions, and “operational value” labels, which ... [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House, Phase 2

Author: John Krigger
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November 02, 2009

Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west façade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]

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The Energy Improvement Mortgage: Two Case Studies

Author: Chris Dwyer
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November 01, 2009

The mythic mortgage product explained, with examples. [continue reading]

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Energy-Wise House Flipper

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November 01, 2009

One man is offering middle-class home buyers a chance to purchase affordable, energy-efficient, and trendy homes - complete with granite countertops and other high-end amenities. [continue reading]

EERE Success StoryMinnesota Offers Residents a Tip Sheet for Hiring Solar Installers

Kayla Dewitt of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

EERE Success StoryMinnesota Offers Residents a Tip Sheet for Hiring Solar Installers

When considering installing solar in your home, it can be difficult to decide who to trust. There are many companies ...

Spotlight on HPXML: A Look Ahead to 2019

Julie Caracino, HPC's Director of Research and Standards

Spotlight on HPXML: A Look Ahead to 2019

Last year was a great year for HPXML, the open data transfer standard for the residential energy efficiency industry. We ...

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