October 2013 Blog Posts (5)

This is the Future

On October 3, 2013 I attended the opening ceremony of the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California. The Solar Decathlon is a competition that challenges collegiate teams to design and build energy-efficient houses powered with solar energy. Nineteen total teams successfully…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on October 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Energy Awareness is a Powerful Tool

Home performance pros hear it all the time: “I had no idea I was using that much energy!” Homeowners are often unaware of just how much energy their appliances, electronics, and systems are using. This is the reason behind many marketing…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on October 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lighting Controls and Zero Energy Homes

An article in the September/October issue of Home Energy, "Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings" (page 38), has implications beyond dramatic savings in stairwells in apartment buildings. Ostensibly the…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on October 14, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Subtle Green Home Renovations

Encouraging a greener lifestyle is incredibly important, especially with so much waste in the world. And although many people in 2013 are starting to cut back in whatever way they can, others are unfortunately more resistant to change.

Some people assume that they need to sacrifice certain comforts in the name of…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on October 7, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Heating Errors

A German industry organization has listed several  “big errors” that it claims are costing consumers money and reducing the effectiveness of their home heating. WÄRME+ objects to opening the windows a crack during the heating season and shutting down…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on October 1, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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