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January 01, 2007

Do you know how much energy you consume in your home on a daily basis?  Do you know what your appliances use relative to each other, so that you can choose to use the ... [continue reading]

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Common Energy Myths

Author: Evan Mills
June 19, 2006

Following is a list of common myths about energy and energy savings. Sometimes the basic premise of the myth may be correct, but the energy savings are much smaller than people realize. In other cases, the myth may be based on factors that were once true but that have been subsequently resolved through better design or manufacturing of products. In all cases, the bottom line is that you should always think critically when you hear a “tip” on how to save energy - and dig a little deeper to separate the myths from the facts. [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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Energy Efficiency Through Education and Low-Cost Measures

September 01, 2005

There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]

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Calculating Your Emissions Profile

Author: Shui Bin
May 01, 2005

The amount of carbon emissions that each of us is responsible for, and the sources of those emissions, may surprise you. [continue reading]

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Energy Myths

January 01, 2001

Energy and energy savings myths get passed around surprisingly rapidly, often with little scrutiny. [continue reading]

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Label Lessons from Thailand

November 01, 1998

Do consumers really understand energy labels? I did the first study to examine how consumers read, interpret, and think about energy labels in the retail environment. [continue reading]

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A Technology Showcase with Southern Charm

Author: Jeff Tiller
November 01, 1998

The Southface Energy and Environmental Resource Center demonstration home opened two years ago, just before the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. [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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