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    From Energy Guzzler to Near Zero Energy Home: Lessons from the Phased Deep Retrofit Project

    From Energy Guzzler to Near Zero Energy Home: Lessons from the Phased Deep Retrofit Project

    By Danny Parker and Dave Chasar

    Between 2012 and 2014, DOE sponsored the Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) study in 60 all-electric Florida homes. The purpose of the study, which was...
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    Part 2: Evaluation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps as Supplemental and Full System Retrofits in a Hot-Humid Climate

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    All-Electric is the Past and Future

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    Since 1993 the Federal Energy Information Agency (EIA) has reported a non-stop, national growth trend in all-electric buildings, led by the Southern states at 44% of ...
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    A Tribute to Lydia Gill Polley

    A Tribute to Lydia Gill Polley

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    Lydia Gill Polley was a gentle but forthright giant in the wonderful world of energy education and staff development training. Lydia graduated with a ...
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    Degree Days Shuffle

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    A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” ...
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    Cool—and Warm—Clothing

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    Building Science Can be Fun

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