• A House's Biggest Energy User

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  • Possibilities with the Water-Energy Nexus

    The water energy nexus (WEN) is based on the entirely novel concept that our water and energy systems are interconnected.

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  • Living Better with Less Energy

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  • A Range of Debate

    The goal is to get rid of the gas space and water heating equipment that has long hours of operations and a much bigger carbon footprint.

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  • Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

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    DOE Weatherization Assistance Program Update

    DOE Weatherization Assistance Program Update

    In an ongoing effort to improve communication with the weatherization community, DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will convey new training resources, recently ...
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    Editorial: The Energy Costs of Moisture

    Editorial: The Energy Costs of Moisture

    By Alan Meier

    Large parts of North America have suffered from unusually rainy and wet conditions during the past year. The costs of flooding and water inundation ...
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    Fall 2019 Contributors

    Fall 2019 Contributors

    Bill Eckman “Seeing the Possibilities with the Water-Energy Nexus” Bill says that integrating water use into our home performance analysis won't save ...
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    Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

    Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

    By Rick Karg

    It is not unusual for California to be first and unique. Just one year after the 1973 oil embargo exposed this country’s reliance ...
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    The Future of HVAC is Smart

    The Future of HVAC is Smart

    By Joe Samel

    The HVAC industry is not known for its quick rate of change, but when change comes, it shifts ...
    Low Maintenance Landscape Design Trends

    Low Maintenance Landscape Design Trends

    By Matt Lee

    Improving your landscape can be an expensive investment. For those looking to spend less money on their yards ...
    Making Value Visible in the High Performing Homes Market

    Making Value Visible in the High Performing Homes Market

    By Julie Caracino

    The Building Performance Association and Elevate Energy are excited to announce the release of Making the Value Visible: ...
    Home Performance: Lead Generation Ideas

    Home Performance: Lead Generation Ideas

    By Mike Austin

    The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that households can save up to 25% (or up to $2,000) on their ...
     
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