Editorial: The Energy Costs of Moisture

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Editorial: The Energy Costs of Moisture

Large parts of North America have suffered from unusually rainy and wet conditions during the past year. The costs of flooding and water inundation are well known and they rank third highest among insurance claims. ...

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Editorial: Free Electricity

Author: Alan Meier
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February 29, 2016

A curious situation has recently arisen in electricity grids around the world: The wholesale price of electricity has occasionally gone negative. This means that the market will pay customers to use electricity. The grid in ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces

Author: Alan Meier
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December 29, 2015

You would be professionally remiss if you did not read “Attics and Crawl Spaces” in this issue. The article by Terry Nordbye is a valuable reminder that home performance problems too often begin ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: VW Isn't the Only One That Circumvents

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 2015

The outrage against Volkswagen (VW) is justified, but let’s not forget that other manufacturers—a lot of manufacturers—have been circumventing energy and emissions tests for decades. Here are a few ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Twenty-First-Century Energy Efficiency—with Carbon on Our Minds

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August 30, 2015

After the first oil embargo, in 1973, our nation recognized the need to save energy in a coordinated way. It made sense to designate energy utilities to coordinate energy-saving activities in buildings, because nobody had better ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Water Conservation

Author: Alan Meier
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June 20, 2015

Sometimes less water means more energy [continue reading]

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Editorial: Revisiting Electrification

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 2015

We need to stop burning natural gas if we want to meet our ultimate emissions targets. [continue reading]

Count of Zero Energy Residences Grows 59% Across the U.S. and Canada

Leslie Jackson

Count of Zero Energy Residences Grows 59% Across the U.S. and Canada

As the date approaches for the Getting to Zero Forum in Downtown Oakland, California October 9-11, this article, published mid-summer ...

Using Residential Solar Panels to Power Electric Cars

Rob Appelhof

Using Residential Solar Panels to Power Electric Cars

People are buying more electric cars than ever. According to the newsletter ARS Technica, in 2018 – the most-recent full year ...

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