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"If you're looking for energy gains and your windows are old, here's my general approach:  1) if they are old metal-frame windows, then replacing is probably a good idea as the metal brings a lot of outside temperature in (thermal…"
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"Yeah - these!  At EcoWorks, we used to take things like the BSC document and just get builders to print them out, post them on site, give them to their subs (these and diagrams from the EEBA guides). They're so clear and straightforward,…"
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MPG for Homes - The Quest for the Best

An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S. This single piece of information conveys helpful insights including the expected cost of maintaining a home, the environmental impact of the home, and a proxy for how comfortable the home is likely to be. This information will become more widely available from more sources as real estate portals and…See More
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MPG for Homes - The Quest for the Best

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An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S. This single piece of information conveys helpful insights including the expected cost of maintaining a home, the environmental impact of the home, and a proxy for how comfortable the home is likely to be. This information will become more widely available from more sources as…

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At 11:30am on April 14, 2014, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group on Home Energy Pros.

 

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