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Living Off The Sun, Or, No Electricity Bill

One year into having our rooftop solar panels installed here in Portland Oregon, we’re living off the sun. That’s to say, we producing slig…

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0 May 23, 2013

Behavior and Usability: At the Interface of Human-Building Interaction

Of course, behaviorism works. So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviorist, a few drugs, and simple electrical applian…

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0 May 13, 2013

Everyday Energy Savers

As the staff of Home Energy magazine, we're constantly reading, editing, and writing about ways that home performance professionals help pe…

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0 Apr 22, 2013

Unseen Energy Wasters [Infographic]

Did you know that even when your appliances are turned off they are still costing you money? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75…

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2 Jan 19, 2016
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Case Study: Low-Pain Gain in California

In considering the electricity usage we wanted to offset, I imagined our 3,200-square-foot home’s energy performance would be at least mode…

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0 Feb 1, 2013

Case Study: Pacifica Coastal Cottage

The Pacifica Coastal Cottage was built in 1934 by the current occupant's father, a couple hundred yards from the Pacific shoreline, south o…

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0 Jan 28, 2013

Case Study: Experiences in an All-LED Home

This all started in August 2010 when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the dam…

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0 Jan 28, 2013

Case Study: Historic Home Gets a Remodel

If you’re a homeowner, whom do you call when you find mold in a closet and on the ceiling of a bathroom? How about when paint starts peelin…

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0 Jan 28, 2013

Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit in Ohio

Owners: Jeff Wilson and Sherri James Location: Athens, Ohio Climate Zone: Cold The Wilson-James family in front of their remodeled 1942 Cap…

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0 Jan 25, 2013

Case Study: Aiming for Net Zero Energy in Florida

Owners: Danny Parker and Lisa Shepperd Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida Climate Zone: Hot-Humid The north side of the Parker-Shepperd house a…

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0 Jan 25, 2013

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