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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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The Back Porch: Texas' Five-Star Butterfly and Hummingbird Retreat

Author: Doug Garrett
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December 31, 2015

When we built our new home 50 miles from Austin on 21+ acres we made the decision to have all of our indoor water come from harvested rainwater and to make our flower gardens bigger than they ... [continue reading]

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Postretrofit News and Analysis

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November 01, 2015

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 ... [continue reading]

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Deconstructing an Historic Home

Author: Tom White
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September 01, 2015

This spring in New Orleans I hosted “True Tales of Haunted Home Performance,” my first session at an ACI National Home Performance Conference. I was joined in this true storytelling event by seven ... [continue reading]

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PHIUS+ 2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

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June 27, 2015

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Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction

Author: Tom White
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May 01, 2015

Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes ... [continue reading]

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Vi Rapp: Reducing the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

Author: Tom White
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February 28, 2015

Vi Rapp spoke at Build It Green’s 2014 Healthy Homes Conference in Berkeley, Calif. Tom White, Home Energy publisher, spoke with her to clear up misconceptions about combustion safety. Tom White: How does carbon ... [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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