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Ellen Tohn Makes the Case for Adding Health to the Home Equation

By Susan Valenti Corliss

In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of Tulsa and myself produced a conference on…

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Added by Bob Krell on June 7, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings

There is some debate among scholars over when humans first learned to control fire. A large body of evidence suggests people have been using it for around 600,000 years, but recent discoveries have pushed the date back to as far as 1 million years ago. Regardless of when exactly it started, there is no…

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Added by Efficiency First California on February 28, 2018 at 5:34pm — 6 Comments

Will Data Save Home Performance?

Having a good way to measure efficiency is valuable to the home performance industry for many reasons. Easy to obtain, low cost, accurate savings data can be used to better educate consumers, close sales and help crews use their time more effectively when installing upgrades. Accurate data enables rebate…

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Added by Efficiency First California on January 29, 2018 at 1:03am — No Comments

Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health…

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Added by Efficiency First California on January 2, 2018 at 8:26pm — 6 Comments

3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Misconceptions About Air Quality and Home Performance

Recently I wrote a blog about the October 2017 firestorms in Northern California. I live and work in the city of Sonoma and was directly affected by the fires. My family and I evacuated our home and waited out the fires on safer grounds until the danger passed. We are OK, life has resumed, but the impact on the region will last for several years.

In my last post, I wrote about how air quality was impacted in the area, and how people responded by using N95 face masks…

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Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:43pm — 2 Comments

Fire, Smoke, and N-95s

Northern California’s wine country lies about 45 miles North of San Francisco. There are two prominent valleys, lauded for their beauty and serenity, with rich soils and the perfect climate for growing grapes. The region produces some of the finest wines in the world.

I live and work in the town of…

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Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Net-Zero Energy Homes at No Additional Up-front Cost

The U.S. residential real estate market is booming, with new home sales steadily rising over the last few years. In March 2017, over 621,000 new single-family homes were sold at a median sales price of $345,800. Imagine if most of these new home developments were…

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Added by Radhika Lalit on October 11, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families: Elevator Chris Steinhoff is Leading the Way

In an effort to provide more comprehensive services to the people we serve, especially low-income populations, Elevate is working towards identifying and solving home-based health hazards that we discover while doing energy efficiency work. These home-base health hazards are often a barrier to weatherization for our low- to moderate-income homeowners. To support this work,…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on October 28, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

Two Addison Projects Win Housing Innovation Awards

DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards program recognizes nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes

Two Addison Homes projects have earned 2016 Housing Innovation Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy. Addison Homes won in both the Innovation…

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Added by Michelle Usher on August 15, 2016 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Addison Talks with BUILDER Magazine: Why Closed Crawlspaces Make Sense

BUILDER Magazine recently published “Five Alternative Construction Methods,” a series of articles looking at “building methods that are gaining traction because they save time, money, and headaches — or all of the above — while producing better results and more energy savings.”

The story titled “…

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Added by Michelle Usher on June 10, 2016 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

Addison Homes Wins Housing Innovation Award

Addison Homes traveled to the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo in Denver this week to pick up the 2015 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD from the U.S. Department of Energy. This award recognizes the…

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Added by Michelle Usher on October 9, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

126 Unit Apt Complex East Lansing goes LEED Gold - How?

The 126 apartments that were renovated for this project were made possible by the Hometown Housing Partnership (HHP) of East Lansing.  HHP is a nonprofit that has been providing access to affordable housing for over 20 years, and was formerly known as East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood services.  In…

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Added by Brett Little on June 23, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Residential Green Valuation Tools

Ever wonder how appraisers develop value of houses with green or energy efficient features?  Residential Green Valuation Tools was published last month by the Appraisal Institute.  The 189-page book has 13 chapters that address the most often asked questions about the valuation process and green building.  As the author of the book, I found the challenge of writing this book a great learning and…

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Added by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA on May 26, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Connecticut HomeOwners Start Saving With These Programs From EnergizeCT.

EnergizeCt.com is the go to place for Connecticut residents, businesses, nonprofits, communities, government & municipalities for information about programs available in saving and reducing energy costs.

The Residential section has a whole page on simple smart ways to start saving on your energy costs with easy to…

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Added by David Popoff Ct on February 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?



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The idea of energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions is not a new one. But it is one we are hearing more and more about in recent times. and when it comes to reducing energy, the name PassivHaus can…

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Added by Lenka Rihova on February 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 30 Comments

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