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PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry nordbye Jul 30, 2015. 6 Replies

From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building…Continue

Tax Time Blues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Mar 6, 2015. 1 Reply

There is a tax credit available to homeowners who have walls insulated. The credits were continued last year in a budget deal to cover tax year 2014 and the amount is 10% of the cost of materials up…Continue

When your shower is in your kitchen...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Mar 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Interesting question by Leanne Maxwell, former colleague at Home Energy:"Aside from all of the obvious logistical issues of having a shower in your kitchen, what kind of IAQ nightmare does it…Continue

Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Nov 23, 2013. 24 Replies

I've been doing some research, trying to get my arms around the problem of the longterm sustainability of renewable energy in the Unites States. Here's one big challenge as I see it.Many customers…Continue

 

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Yes, it is.Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.Here are some key points pulled directly from a recently published, Energy Efficiency Impact Report, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Alliance to Save Energy, and the…See More
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Yes, it is.Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.Here are some key points pulled directly from a recently published, Energy Efficiency Impact Report, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Alliance to Save Energy, and the…See More
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What's In a Name?

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 became Home Energy—it’s still the same magazine that many of…See More
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 4:58pm 0 Comments

Yes, it is.

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

Here are some key points pulled directly from a recently published, Energy Efficiency Impact Report, by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy…

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What's In a Name?

Posted 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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Calling All (smart, experienced, not necessarily great writers, passionate) Authors

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

Since 1984, Home Energy Magazine has published “all the energy news that’s fit to print”. The publication, along with the Home Energy Pros Forum, has recently been acquired by the Building Performance Association,  but our common mission remains the same—to educate, inspire, and support the home performance community by helping them build and retrofit homes to be energy efficient, healthy to live in, affordable, and last but not least, comfortable.

We have always…

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Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More , by Frank Rapley

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where I work as a senior manager, is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric…

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At 4:38pm on August 6, 2014, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

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At 12:03pm on June 14, 2013, Dan Antonioli said…

Jim. Yes, I still want to friend you and learn more about your work.

Dan

At 10:35pm on April 4, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Jim, where/how do you discuss "the interface between science and religion/spirituality?"  I'd like to drop in.
 
 
 

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