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Quartz Heaters and Other Electric Space Heaters

Many recent advertisements tout specific electric space heaters as being superior to others. This article explains the operation of the two general types of electric space heaters and discusses advantages and disadvantages of different designs. Electric resistance space heaters are a good energy efficiency strategy if they allow homeowners to heat their homes to a[…]Read more

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Energy Efficiency through Home Performance

Human nature makes us adopt new and exciting ideas. The recent interest in all things green is an example. Energy conservation is the best way to make your home more environmentally responsible, or green, but how do you find a contracting company that is as green as its advertising represents? The term Home Performance describes[…]Read more

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The Mystery of Air Leakage

Air leakage causes curiously high heating and cooling costs in buildings that are supposed to be energy-efficient. This shouldn’t be a mystery. You can’t achieve airtightness without trying. Airtightness has never been a goal of the building construction industry, and that isn’t changing. Most buildings, both homes and larger buildings, don’t really have an air[…]Read more

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“The Homeowners Handbook to Energy Efficiency” – A word with authors John Krigger & Chris Dorsi

The Homeowners Handbook to Energy Efficiency John Krigger is a passionate and respected authority on energy-efficient construction. He is the author of several publications on the topic. He recently spent three years in Europe studying super-efficient construction and is working with homeowners across North America to establish sure-fire ways of implementing this zero-energy construction approach.

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Solar Energy News

Solar Energy News Department of Energy to Invest $60 Million in Solar Power Technologies The Department of Energy yesterday announced that there will be a $60 million investment over 3 years for applied scientific research to advance cutting-edge Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies Read the whole blog post here – http://energy.gov/articles/department-energy-invest-60-million-develop-innovative-concentrating-solar-power