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Reaching the Underserved

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Engineering the Customer into the Solution

May 01, 2008

Most conservation and demand-side management managers can agree that conserving energy is much more cost-effective than securing additional energy resources. Consequently, various innovative conservation and pricing strategies are being tested and adopted by utilities as ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization Tutoring for the Homeowner

BPI CE
May 01, 2008

The key to a happy client is not just work that's done well, but work that involves the client's participation in the project. [continue reading]

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2007 Energy Bill a Mixed Bag

March 09, 2008

It would be easy to think that the 2007 Energy Bill, signed by President Bush at the end of last year, was all about automotive fuel economy. The legislation that requires fleet wide average fuel economy ... [continue reading]

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The Use of Energy Labels in Two European Countries

March 09, 2008

Since the energy crisis of the 1970s, and especially since the 1990s, when climate change and energy consumption became strongly linked, North America and Western Europe have focused on saving energy in the building sector. ... [continue reading]

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Modeling Smart Homes

Author: Aaron Ewerdt
March 09, 2008

When Solaris Home Systems was founded in Chicago in 2003, our main focus was home automation systems—lighting, HVAC, security, entertainment, and so on. We quickly realized that home automation systems could do more than ... [continue reading]

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Real-Time Pricing: Will a Glowing Orb Lead the Way?

March 05, 2008

The nation's first large-scale real-time pricing program began in 2003 in the metropolitan Chicago area. It's credited with a 3% decrease in customer energy use in the summer. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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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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