August 2013 Blog Posts (6)

The Rising Cost of Water

The chart below recently caught my attention (1). It shows the changes in prices over time of residential “utilities,” that is, electricity, natural gas, water and sewage, and telephones. My attention normally goes directly to the familiar energy utilities, electricity and natural gas. But wait! Water and sewage…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on August 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Public Art to Promote Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can be a tough sell. Providing detailed information about financial savings and environmental benefits doesn’t always motivate conservation. So when rational arguments don’t work, how can we influence energy behavior? Perhaps by creating an emotional response…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on August 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Handle Windows in Historic Housing

By: Nicholas Haywood

There’s no denying the charm of historic housing, but it does come with some heavy problems. Residents who…

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Added by Nicholas Haywood on August 14, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Pollution in the Home: Kitchens Can Produce Hazardous Levels of Indoor Pollutants

Scientist Brett Singer is a vegetarian. So why has he been frying up hamburgers? Singer and his team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) indoor air researchers have found hazardous levels of nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide in a surprisingly large portion of…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on August 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Kitchen Safety Tips for Remodeling and New Construction

Jerry slammed his notebook onto the counter and exclaimed “I will not be your electrician if you don’t put in proper make-up…

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Added by Cindy Ojczyk on August 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Elder Star

All of us have elderly relatives or friends, but have you ever considered their energy consumption patterns? On the surface, those patterns may look little different from your own, but in fact the aging population brings new needs across the whole spectrum of health, transportation, recreation, housing, and safety. And since the over-65 cohort is a growing fraction…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on August 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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