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Evaluating Energy Use Feedback Devices

July 01, 2008

Experience shows that occupant behavior can make all the difference when it comes to saving energy in homes. [continue reading]

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Engineering the Customer into the Solution

May 01, 2008

Most conservation and demand-side management managers can agree that conserving energy is much more cost-effective than securing additional energy resources. Consequently, various innovative conservation and pricing strategies are being tested and adopted by utilities as ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization Tutoring for the Homeowner

BPI CE
May 01, 2008

The key to a happy client is not just work that's done well, but work that involves the client's participation in the project. [continue reading]

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Real-Time Pricing: Will a Glowing Orb Lead the Way?

March 05, 2008

The nation's first large-scale real-time pricing program began in 2003 in the metropolitan Chicago area. It's credited with a 3% decrease in customer energy use in the summer. [continue reading]

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Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Middle-Class Homes

January 01, 2008

In 1998 the Canadian federal government signed on to the Kyoto Protocol with a stated goal of reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. This is a difficult level to achieve, and every ... [continue reading]

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Greening Residential Maintenance

Author: Jim LaRue
November 05, 2007

This is the final installment of my series on green residential building. In this column, I want to emphasize the importance of residential behavior on green buildings. There are a number of actions and behaviors ... [continue reading]

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Greening Water Usage

Author: Jim LaRue
September 04, 2007

Some pundits have suggested that the next international conflicts will not be over oil, but over water. Not long ago, an uproar was stirred in our area in the upper Midwest when it was discovered ... [continue reading]

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Affordable New Jersey

March 09, 2007

Comfort Partners has helped more than 27,000 New Jersey households better manage their utility costs by saving energy. [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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