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Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Posted by Laurie Guevara-Stone on November 22, 2019 at 3:25pm 1 Comment

by Sneha Ayyagari

Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for solutions to create greater equity. Many of these cities are part of the over 3,600 US cities, states, and businesses that have pledged support for the goals established in the Paris Agreement in 2015. Improving efficiency and comfort in homes is a key part of meeting these…

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Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Posted by Laurie Guevara-Stone on November 22, 2019 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of getting to a decarbonized economy. However, when we implement efficiency or renewable energy projects in buildings, the…

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What's In a Name?

Posted by Jim Gunshinan on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

A magazine by any other name would smell as sweet. (My sincerest apology to William Shakespeare.)

That’s a little over the top. But the point is, even though Home Energy will undergo the second name change in its history—it was called Energy Auditor and Retrofitter at its inception in 1984 and a few years later…

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The Philosophy of Good Plumbing

Posted by Larry Weingarten on November 15, 2019 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

There are, or should be some guiding lights to follow when designing and building good plumbing systems. The basic concepts are simple.

  1. The system should meet the needs and wants of the occupants.
  2. The system must be safe.
  3. The system should be very energy and water efficient.
  4. The system should be simple and durable.

 

The first point sounds simple, but did you know that over 70% of the hot water draws in most homes…

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