Monthly Archives: November 2010

Endorsement: The Home Energy Saver

In most homes, utility bills are affected by a complex set of factors. Regional climate, orientation and exposure to natural light, and building materials are just a few of the many. For most homeowners, saving money by cutting down on … Continue reading

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The new Home Energy Score program explained

The new Home Energy Score program explained You’ve probably heard a lot about the new Home Energy Score program in the past few days. The evaluation program is a product of the Recovery Through Retrofit program and provides for low … Continue reading

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Frostdale wins Good Design Award for its wireless switches

SEOUL, KOREA – Frostdale is the recipient of Korea’s 2010 Presidential Good Design Award for its nanogrid™ wireless switches, part of a comprehensive home automation and energy management solution. “In the past, home control products have often focused solely on … Continue reading

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The Passive House Movement

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the fact that Americans are catching on to the passive house movement, a concept inaugurated in Germany in 1991, albeit a bit slower than our European counterparts. Generally speaking, a passive … Continue reading

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Can your neighbors get you to change your energy consumption habits?

Energy Awareness and Behavioral Change There are a number of ideas swirling around out there about how to get people to give up their long-held (and costly) habits of leaving lights on or running the dishwasher during peak hours. With … Continue reading

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Getting paid to be more energy efficient

A few weeks ago, there was an article in the New York Times about the incredible perks pre-sale buyers for the Nissan Leaf are receiving. When prospective buyers put down their $99 deposit for this vehicle, priced at just over … Continue reading

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Does Daylight Saving Time save energy?

The short answer is that the verdict is still out. The idea Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the idea of Daylight Saving Time in 1784. But it wasn’t until the oil embargoes of the 1970s that measures were adopted … Continue reading

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