The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid

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The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid

As the number of residential demand-response programs and the use of smart home technologies has grown over the last several years, an important opportunity has emerged in home performance to increase residential energy savings. Namely, ...

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Stricter Performance Contracting Verification Plans?

Author: Karina Lutz
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May 01, 1994

Performance contracts between utilities and energy services companies (ESCos) are typically structured so that payments to the contractors are based on measured energy savings. [continue reading]

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The Wisconsin Audit System

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May 01, 1994

The State of Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses the WECC Energy Audit System, designed and developed by Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation for utility and government funded residential energy conservation programs. [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]

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Second-Generation Rebates: Manufacturer Buy-Downs

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March 01, 1994

Promoting compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) as an energy-efficient alternative to incandescent lighting is a challenge that has stumped the efficiency industry for years. [continue reading]

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The State of DSM End-Use Monitoring

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March 01, 1994

The results are in on a survey partially funded by Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) to look at end-use monitoring in existing demand-side management (DSM) programs. [continue reading]

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Capturing Conservation through Community Energy Management

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March 01, 1994

Responding to the "energy crisis" of the late 1970s, many communities in the United States and Canada turned to energy conservation, renewable energy sources, and alternate transportation policies to reduce energy consumption and costs. [continue reading]

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Evaluating Low-income Water Heater Fuel Switching

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March 01, 1994

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff was interested in conducting a pilot program to look at the feasibility, cost and energy savings of electric-to-gas water heater conversions. [continue reading]

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Everything I Know about Energy-Efficient Showerheads I Learned in the Field

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January 01, 1994

The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

Ryan Meres

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

For more than a decade studies have consistently shown that homebuyers want energy efficient features, but few are actually aware ...

Residential-PACE Unlocks $33 Billion to Rebuild America's Cities

Emily Gardner

Residential-PACE Unlocks $33 Billion to Rebuild America's Cities

Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) revealed a $33 billion market opportunity in the U.S. for new net-zero energy (NZE) homes ...

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