Editorial: Elder Star

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Editorial: Elder Star

All of us have elderly relatives or friends, but have you ever considered their energy consumption patterns? On the surface, those patterns may look little different from your own, but in fact the aging population ...

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Those Wild Ducts in Your Walls

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June 16, 2001

More than three-fifths of the households in the U.S. heat or cool their homes with ducted forced air systems, so chances are good that air ducts are lurking within your walls, floors, or ceilings. [continue reading]

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Why Houses Work - or Don't

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January 01, 2001

With newer and smarter technological marvels hitting the marketplace daily, it seems reasonable to expect that something as basic as a house should do what it is intended to do. [continue reading]

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The Key to Unlocking Residential Energy Efficiency

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January 01, 2001

If you were shopping for a home and found one that was well-built, comfortable, had lower-than-average monthly energy costs, and required no additional income to pay for it, would you stop shopping? [continue reading]

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Is Buying a New Refrigerator a Good Investment?

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January 01, 2001

If you have an older refrigerator - particularly one that is more than ten years old - it may be a good idea to recycle your old refrigerator and replace it with a new refrigerator that complies with current energy efficiency standards. [continue reading]

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Energy Myths

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January 01, 2001

Energy and energy savings myths get passed around surprisingly rapidly, often with little scrutiny. [continue reading]

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Tips to Keep in Mind When Purchasing a Refrigerator

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January 01, 2001

Here are seven rules of thumb that can keep your purchase of a replacement refrigerator from becoming a continuing drain on your pocketbook: [continue reading]

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

Andy Heikkila

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Mariel Wolfson

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...

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