Why Open Data Standards Matter for Home Performance

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Why Open Data Standards Matter for Home Performance

Utility and state program administrators have long used proprietary software and communication protocols to manage and process data collected by home performance contractors. This has typically resulted in higher costs of doing business (for programs ...

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Energy Efficiency Through Education and Low-Cost Measures

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September 01, 2005

There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]

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The Cool Solution

Author: Elka Karl
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September 01, 2005

Fresno's Housing Authority keeps energy expenditures low and economic savings high with its new evaporative coolers. [continue reading]

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Northeast Utility System Sees Marketing Benefits with Energy Star

Author: Don Mauritz
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November 01, 1999

Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Utilities Systems, has long supported builders who construct energy-efficient new homes. [continue reading]

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Public-Benefits Programs Adapt Under Restructuring

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July 01, 1999

Energy efficiency programs face an uncertain future in the changing electricity marketplace, as funding declines. But some states have placed a public-benefits charge on electricity purchases and put that money into energy efficiency measures. [continue reading]

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Southwest Utility Offers Energy Cost Guarantee

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March 01, 1999

Anticipating the greater demand for customer service under electric utility restructuring, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), on April 1, 1997, launched its Heating, Cooling & Comfort Guarantee (TEP Guarantee) home certification program. [continue reading]

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Utilities Unplug Efficiency Programs

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 1999

Between 1993 and 1997, U.S. utilities cut their combined investment in energy-saving programs by 45%--or $736 million--largely in response to industry deregulation. [continue reading]

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Wisconsin Utilities Prime the Whole-House Pump

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 1999

The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]

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Home Energy Audits--Only a Web Site Away

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November 01, 1998

Fifteen forward-looking utilities are offering their residential customers a chance to perform energy audits on their own homes, any time of the day, for free. The customers can simply go to the utility's Web site, enter their utility account number, and spend 30 minutes answering questions on-line about their home, appliances, and usage patterns. [continue reading]

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

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

EERE Success StoryŚMinnesota 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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