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Living Better with Less Energy

At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ...

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Wet Georgia Crawlspace

Author: Iain Walker
January 01, 2006

Wet Georgia Crawlspace        Q. I have too much moisture in the crawlspace of my 1971 single-level brick home in west central Georgia. Can you recommend a method to lower the moisture ... [continue reading]

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Home Performance Meets Green Renovation

November 01, 2005

The EarthCraft House Renovation program gives existing homes the green treatment. [continue reading]

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Earthways Center Teaches by Example

Author: Jean Ponzi
November 01, 2005

This St. Louis, Missouri, teaching center promotes green building and home performance through its guided tours and training programs while serving as a model for green and energy-efficient design. [continue reading]

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CBPCA Improves a Home Energy Home

Author: Elka Karl
September 01, 2005

        As was described in the last issue of Home Energy, Carol Markell, the magazine’s advertising and marketing manager, had volunteered her house for use during a training ... [continue reading]

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A Home Energy Story

July 01, 2005

        Every home has a story. When my family and I moved into our home in 1989, and for the next several years thereafter, we received all of our electricity from ... [continue reading]

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Artists Housing Achieves Energy Star Performance

July 01, 2005

Artists converting old industrial buildings into studio live/work spaces is a familiar story in many urban areas, but the conversion of a decrepit former factory into Brookside Artists Housing came with numerous twists and turns. [continue reading]

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Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes

May 01, 2005

There are a few hurdles to overcome in retrofitting historic homes, such as staying out of the way of visitors, but the effort can lead to greater energy efficiency, greater comfort, and better protection for precious artifacts. [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
March 01, 2005

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [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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