When Above Average Is Not Good Enough

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When Above Average Is Not Good Enough

Let’s imagine two neighboring families on a residential block—the Joneses and the Smiths. Their homes are of comparable size and age, and both are families of four, living typical middle-class lifestyles. ...

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What Were They Thinking?

March 09, 2009

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IR - Worth a Thousand Words

September 07, 2008

An infrared camera can become a top tool in your home performance toolbox. [continue reading]

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Give a Hand to Audits

Author: Bill Shadish
May 01, 2008

Today, hand-held devices are smaller and easier to use and can be extended very easily with a wide variety of both software and hardware add-ons. [continue reading]

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Infrared Thermography: (Nearly) A Daily Tool

Author: John Snell
March 07, 2008

The potential returns of using IR thermography for retrofitting of existing homes are immense. [continue reading]

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Measuring Leakage in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Colin Genge
September 03, 2007

Controlling the flow of air through the exterior building enclosure is critical. But controlling the flow of air between suites and common spaces within the building is also important. [continue reading]

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Saving Water Indoors

Author: Peter Mayer
June 01, 2007

In most U.S. cities, single-family homes make up the single largest source of demand for water. [continue reading]

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The California Solar Initiative

March 20, 2007

For an increasing number of Californians, renewable energy is an obvious choice. Harnessing the earth’s own inexhaustible energy—whether from the sun, wind, biomass, or other renewable sources—can reduce dependence ... [continue reading]

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Burning Daylight

Author: Mary James
March 20, 2007

Renewable Technologies, Incorporated, (RTI) sells, well, renewable technologies, but in the process it offers a service that many of its competitors haven’t yet thought to offer—energy auditing. Darryl Conklin, who founded ... [continue reading]

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