Celebrating Our Founder

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Celebrating Our Founder

For nearly 20 years, Alan Meier and I have had on one level a typical editor/author relationship. I bug him about writing the next editorial for Home Energy, and he procrastinates until the last minute. ...

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ScanTheSun: A Tool for Solar-Panel Users

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August 23, 2015

In the ideal case of an individual installation, solar panels are mounted on the southern pitch of a roof of buildings with high insolation. (See “Vocabulary” for the definition of insolation and a ... [continue reading]

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Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used, Part 2

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August 22, 2015

Using Your Smart Meter and Circuit Breaker to Measure Everything Else [continue reading]

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Ohmconnect Gets Customers Involved in Demand-Response

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August 13, 2015

The year 1973 was an important one in the history of energy efficiency. Due to the OPEC oil embargo, heating fuel was scarce and costly. President Nixon asked all Americans to lower their thermostats to 68°... [continue reading]

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September/October Contributors

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August 04, 2015

Jack Deslippe “Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used: Parts 1, 2, and 3” Jack Deslippe says, “If you’re determined enough, you can track down every fraction of a watt that is ... [continue reading]

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The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

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June 09, 2015

The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ... [continue reading]

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Smart Design: Optimizing Efficiency in High-Performance Homes Doesn’t Always Mean PH Certification

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June 06, 2015

Two recent Passive House (PH) consultations of mine have made clear the difficulty of making the PH standard more widely adopted in this country. Both consultations were for small, single-family homes. Neither house was more &... [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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