State-Level Energy Efficiency Potential in the U.S. Single-Family Housing Stock

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State-Level Energy Efficiency Potential in the U.S. Single-Family Housing Stock

A homeowner needs to replace an HVAC system. What replacement equipment best meets the multiple goals of affordability, energy efficiency, and comfort? Is the upfront cost of a highly efficient variable-speed heat pump in the ...

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Energy-10 Developments

September 01, 2005

Q. It’s rumored that the release of a major new version of Energy-10 is imminent, though I heard that development of Energy-10 had stopped several years ago. What would you say distinguishes Energy-10 ... [continue reading]

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Concrete Software

Author: John Gajda
January 01, 2005

       The number of concrete homes is growing, and now there is software available to correctly size HVAC equipment in these homes. In 1993, the above-grade concrete wall market for single-family detached ... [continue reading]

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Slicing Energy Use with Sharp Calculation Tools

September 01, 2003

        How can a calculator save energy? The right kind of calculator can provide a rational basis for deciding which conservation measures are good investments for a particular building. Builders ... [continue reading]

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Keeping Score

March 01, 2003

A package of software tools is designed to make routine measurement of actual energy savings cost-effective for home performance contractors. [continue reading]

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EnergyPlus Has More

September 01, 2001

            EnergyPlus Has More Q: I’m an energy-conscious architect who has been using software simulations in my work designing homes and doing home renovations. However, ... [continue reading]

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Two New Software Gems

September 01, 1999

ince I last wrote in Home Energy about software (see "Putting the Byte into Your Analysis Toolkit," HE Sept/Oct '98, p. 25), some new developments have taken place in energy design software tools. [continue reading]

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Putting the Byte into Your Analysis Toolkit

Author: Bion Howard
September 01, 1998

When it comes to energy efficiency analysis, you have specific needs. Chances are, there's a software package out there that fits your needs. [continue reading]

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Software: The Key to Effective Ratings

September 01, 1998

The success of window ratings programs, from the United Kingdom to Korea, depends on consistent, accurate, and inexpensive software. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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