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    Improving energy conservation efforts in a home is the most difficult part of an energy professional's work.

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    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

    Efficiency improvements should be implemented before building a big PV array.

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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

    New ventilation requirements will have Californians breathing easier.

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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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    Introducing the Association's Policy Affairs Team

    Introducing the Association's Policy Affairs Team

    By Kara Saul Rinaldi and Leslie Jackson

    Kara Saul Rinaldi manages Building Performance Association’s government affairs team. Her team develops and advocates for policies and objectives that address obstacles ...
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    Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

    Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

    By Andrew Woodruff

    We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air ...
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    Common Problems with Cold Weather Ventilation

    Common Problems with Cold Weather Ventilation

    By Allison Bailes

    When I woke up Saturday morning, the temperature outdoors was -40 degrees†. The wind chill was -100 ...
    Using God Talk—or Not—to Help the Planet?

    Using God Talk—or Not—to Help the Planet?

    By Jim Gunshinan

    I am always impressed with the work of Susan Shelton and the Shelton Group. So an email message ...
    Rebuilding After a Hurricane, and the Next, and the Next...

    Rebuilding After a Hurricane, and the Next, and the Next...

    By Kelly Vaughn

    This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to ...
    Degree Days Shuffle

    Degree Days Shuffle

    By Jim Gunshinan

    A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” ...
     
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