Spreading the Green-Building Gospel

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Spreading the Green-Building Gospel

When you’re a green-building consultant, most people assume that your house is as green as possible. While I’ve always wanted to be able to brag about my superefficient home, until recently ...

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Managing Large-Scale Duct Programs

Author: Tom Downey
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September 01, 1993

A series of projects conducted by Proctor Engineering Group over the course of several years evaluated potential energy savings in residential air conditioners and heat pumps through both mechanical modifications and duct repair (see "The Appliance Doctor Programs," p.48). [continue reading]

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LOOKING AHEAD Raising Standards and Savings New Group Hunts Bad Ducts

Author: Jim Obst
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September 01, 1993

Does 40 billion kWh sound like a lot of energy? How about 4 billion therms? Researchers believe that's how much electrical and gas energy this country could save by fixing inefficient ducts using current techniques. [continue reading]

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Building an Energy-Efficient Home Office

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May 01, 1993

The Geltz Communications office started as half of a double garage in a two story town house. Despite its humble origins, I tried to make it as energy-efficient as possible. [continue reading]

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Telecommuting: An Alternative Route to Work

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May 01, 1993

Since 1970, traffic volumes have more than doubled on freeways in the Puget Sound region. Transportation is now the region's single largest energy consumer, and motor vehicles are the leading source of air pollution. [continue reading]

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Making Low Income Housing Affordable: The Northgate Retrofits

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March 01, 1993

The 1,400 residents at Burlington, Vermont's Northgate Apartments faced an uncertain future in 1988. The owners of Northgate announced that they intended to pre-pay their U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan ahead of schedule and convert the 336-unit complex to market level rents. [continue reading]

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Affordable Housing Through Efficiency

Author: Paul Knight
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January 01, 1993

The Department of Housing and Urban Development generally defines affordable housing as a place to live that costs no more than 30% of the occupant's income, including utility costs. [continue reading]

The Extraordinary Growth of Solar in the US Visualized

Kumar Dhuvur

The Extraordinary Growth of Solar in the US Visualized

Residential solar installations have grown rapidly as solar costs have plummeted over 80% over the last 10 years. Ever wondered where all ...

HPC Launches the Home Performance Forum

Lindsay Bachman Flickinger

HPC Launches the Home Performance Forum

HPC launched the Home Performance Forum last week, where members openly discuss topics including education, certification, field procedures, equipment, building ...

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