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Introduction Home Energy Efficiency

In fact, we think anyone can. It's true that our homes are complex, interconnected systems, but understanding how your house functions and how it can function more efficiently is less complicated than you might think.

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State Programs and Incentives

We're constantly asked by homeowners about incentive programs for home energy efficiency improvements.

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The Economics of Energy Efficiency & Renewables

There's understandably a lot of excitement about photovoltaics, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and other sources of renewable energy for the home.

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Water & Energy

For us humans, fresh water is probably the most important single thing on the planet. Yet close to 900 million people worldwide don't have enough, and 36 U.S. states are currently facing a shortage.

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What Is Home Performance

Home Performance is a philosophy and a science based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, and efficient.

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What is Infrared Diagnostics Testing

One of the key components of an effective home energy audit is infrared thermography. Infrared thermography (or infrared imaging, infrared diagnostics, a rose by any other name...)

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The Importance of Air Sealing

Homes burn through a mortifying 21% of the energy used in the United States. A lot of that energy is spent heating and cooling your house.

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Can A Home Be Too Tight

Sometime during your crusade to seal those energy robbing cracks and holes in your home, you're bound to start asking yourself, "Isn't air flow important for a healthy home?

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Energy Efficient Lightning

Incandescents are the bulbs we have always known. They are the "I have an idea" shaped bulbs from cartoons, and they are cartoonishly wasteful. Incandescents use most of the electricity they draw to produce heat (perfect for warming up lampshades).

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Air Quality

A house is only efficient if it's healthy. According to the EPA, most of us don't meet that standard, as indoor air quality makes the top-five list of environmental health problems Americans face.

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