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Could Ductless Mini-Splits Solve Your HVAC Problems? Could Ductless Mini-Splits Solve Your HVAC Problems?

Small, low-profile space conditioning units fit where ducted systems can't, and bring efficiency with them. Read more

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Design Inspiration for Solar Living From the 2013 Solar Decathlon Design Inspiration for Solar Living From the 2013 Solar Decathlon

Every year the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon inspires fresh thinking in solar design. Of the 20 projects entered in this year's competition, take a look at these four designs to see a good cross section of the wide variety of approaches taken. Read more

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Give EIFS a Chance - Here's Why Give EIFS a Chance - Here's Why

Set aside past concerns about moisture intrusion. New EIF systems are built better than before. Read more

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Retractable Awnings: The Good Kind of Hangover Retractable Awnings: The Good Kind of Hangover

The right awning can add visual interest to an outdoor space, with the added bonus of energy efficiency. Read more

Fuel Economy Update
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Fuel Economy Update

A link to the most recent fuel standards published by the Department of Energy Read more

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Attic Air Sealing: Some Pointers From the DOE Attic Air Sealing: Some Pointers From the DOE

A tight attic not only reduces a home's energy costs, it also improves indoor air quality and comfort. The DOE offers some tips. Read more

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Watershed Moment: 2011 Solar Decathlon Winners Watershed Moment: 2011 Solar Decathlon Winners

The University of Maryland won first place in the Solar Decathlon with its WaterShed house, which is designed to also help preserve watersheds. Read more

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Californiaís Ongoing Weatherization Odyssey
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Texans Take a Shine to In-Home Energy Displays
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Setting Standards: The DOE's Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades Setting Standards: The DOE's Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades

There may soon be a new set of rules for remodelers to adhere to when it comes to performing weatherization work. Read more

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