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Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ...

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Comfort in a Very Cold Climate

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January 01, 2008

Widespread attention is now finally being paid to global warming, and many homeowners want to know how they can reduce their personal contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. They know that they must do much more ... [continue reading]

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Passive House Takes Root in the United States

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January 01, 2008

It is abundantly clear that the building sector is a primary contributor of climate-changing pollutants to the environment. Knowing this, we must decide how best to square our building energy needs with those of our ... [continue reading]

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Zero Peak Homes: Real Homes, Real Savings

Author: Ryan Kerr
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January 01, 2008

A net-zero energy home (ZEH) has become a familiar construct to most Home Energy readers. But what we at the Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA) have learned as we have worked to make this concept ... [continue reading]

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Utilities Support Efficient Homes

Author: David Blanke
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November 05, 2007

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is a regulated public utility that has been supplying natural gas and electric service to the San Diego region since 1881. SDG&E currently serves 3.4 million consumers ... [continue reading]

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How Do You Spell IAQ?

Author: Eric Werling
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November 04, 2007

EPA is adding an indoor air quality segment to the already well-known Energy Star programs - the Energy Star Indoor Air Package (IAP). [continue reading]

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An Experiment in Green Living

Author: Elka Karl
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November 01, 2007

Prairie Crossing, a community outside of Chicago, offers families energy-efficient, green living. [continue reading]

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Transforming Construction Waste

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November 01, 2007

Recycling construction waste makes sense for this Wisconsin home builder. [continue reading]

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How Do I?

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September 04, 2007

Q.After reading the article about your home (“Design, Construction, and Performance in Ohio,” Jan/Feb ’07, p. 36), I have some questions. (After all, imitation is the highest form of praise!) [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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