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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Solar Empowerment

Author: Tracy Fox
March 20, 2007

Gary Gerber, CEO and founder of Sun Light and Power in Berkeley, California, has been working in the renewable energy field for 30 years. He successfully steered his solar design and installation company through the lean ... [continue reading]

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The Little House That Could

November 01, 2006

A new Habitat for Humanity-built home is a net producer of energy, having met and exceeded its zero-energy goal. [continue reading]

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New Development in Air Flow Measurements

September 01, 2005

Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]

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Hidden Costs: Wasted Water

September 01, 2005

Saving water can have a huge impact on the expense of operating multifamily buildings - especially when the water bills and the heating and hot water bills are in the same ballpark. [continue reading]

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Garbage Bags and Laundry Baskets

Author: Iain Walker
November 01, 2003

Homemade air flow diagnostic tools get professionally tested. [continue reading]

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Taking the Pain Out of Testing

Author: Thom Knoll
May 01, 2003

Tackling the defrost cycle dilemma makes metering a practical tool to use when choosing which refrigerators to replace. [continue reading]

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New Construction Report Card, Part II

March 01, 2003

Complex building designs make even the best-laid plans for home performance hard to fulfill. [continue reading]

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Keeping Score

March 01, 2003

A package of software tools is designed to make routine measurement of actual energy savings cost-effective for home performance contractors. [continue reading]

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