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One of the first homes Mike McFarland evaluated was his own. McFarland, owner of Energy Docs Home Performance in Redding, California, was curious about why his energy use spiked in December and January. It didn&...

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Where Water-Heating Energy Really Goes

Author: Cyril Penn
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January 01, 1995

Water heating--which accounts for about 16% of U.S. residential energy consumption--is one of the most complex end uses to evaluate, both individually and nationally. [continue reading]

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DinoShowers Sweep Oregon

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November 01, 1994

In just four months last year, Pacific Power, with the help of Energy Technology Laboratories (ETL)--not to be confused with ETL Testing Laboratories--placed energy-efficient showerheads in more than 100,000 Oregon homes. [continue reading]

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Xeriscape: Winning the Turf War Over Water

Author: Lisa Iwata
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July 01, 1994

Xeriscaping is a resource-efficient approach to landscaping that emphasizes good planning, region-appropriate plants and efficient water management. [continue reading]

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Low-Flow Showerheads, Family Strife, and Cold Feet

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1994

It is a documented fact that low-flow showerheads generally save less energy than a simple change in flow calculation would indicate. [continue reading]

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Savings and Showers: It's All in the Head

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July 01, 1994

How much energy do low-flow showerheads actually save? To answer this question, Proctor Engineering Group (PEG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) metered 243 showerheads as part of a larger evaluation of PG&E's low-flow showerhead rebate program. [continue reading]

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The Big Flush: Saving Water in the Big Apple

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July 01, 1994

The City of New York is dramatically changing the way it looks at water. [continue reading]

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more ...

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