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A New Chapter Begins

After over 35 years of providing relevant, technical content to the building performance and weatherization communities, Home Energy will end its run after this issue. Starting with the Spring 2020 issue, the magazine will be called the ...

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Editorial: Heating and Cooling No Longer Majority of U.S. Home Energy Use

Author: Alan Meier
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April 28, 2013

Since 2010, residential electricity consumption has been almost constant, but were technical efficiency improvements or the recession the principal cause? [continue reading]

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Editorial: Home Energy and the Fracking Dividend

Author: Alan Meier
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March 31, 2013

Most of us will agree that it’s technically feasible to build homes that consume dramatically less energy than today’s typical home. And in most locations we can build a home that ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Home Non-Energy - Preparing Homes for Future Blackouts

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January 02, 2013

We all have stories about losing power in our home for several hours—or days—and many people suspect that power interruptions are becoming more frequent. They may be right; unfortunately, the utility ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: Energy Efficiency Advice to the Next Administration

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 2012

As I write this editorial in early October, the outcome of the election remains uncertain. That’s just fine, because it allows me to offer early advice to whichever candidate wins. Here are some ... [continue reading]

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Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water

Author: Alan Meier
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August 29, 2012

Using It and Flushing It [continue reading]

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Editorial: Why Japan's Electricity Crisis Matters

Author: Alan Meier
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June 29, 2012

You may not read about it on the front page of the newspapers, but Japan is undergoing a second electricity crisis. The first took place last spring and summer after the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami, and ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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