Home Efficiency 101: Appliances, Thermal Envelope, Lighting, Plumbing, & More

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:51:48 +0000

Home efficiency is one of those things you may think has been done already — building code improvements surely must’ve accounted for what we’ve known about home energy use for decades now, right

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A New Cooling Technology Protects Against Severe Heat & Viral Spread

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 21:39:33 +0000

In the face of dangerous heat waves this summer, Americans have taken shelter in air conditioned cooling centers. Normally, that would be a wise choice, but during a pandemic, indoor shelters present new risks. The same air conditioning systems that keep us cool recirculate air around us, potentially spreading the coronavirus

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Induction Stoves — Say Bye Bye To Gas In The Kitchen

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 19:54:19 +0000

A coalition of nonprofits called The Electrification Coalition is hosting a webinar on induction stoves with a live cooking demonstration on September

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California Takes A Big First Step Toward Climate Change Adaptation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 03:50:28 +0000

California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just became the nation’s first regulator to require utilities to better account for the impact of climate change on energy infrastructure and services, ordering them to prioritize it in their planning and operations

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Let’s Ride These Heatwaves With Heat Pumps

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 03:10:04 +0000

This weekend my family “sweltered” in place during a record West-wide heat wave while thunder and lightning cracked the skies and our utility threatened to shut off power. Ash is falling today on my neighborhood due to lightning-sparked wildfires. I can’t help feeling like the four horses of the apocalypse are trampling all over the California right now

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Covid-19 May Speed Up Low-Carbon Shift, Google Says

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:50:09 +0000

In a Q& A with BloombergNEF, Google’s Jeff Hamel, Director of Industry Partnerships at Google, shared his thoughts on how the coronavirus may speed up the low-carbon shift

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Future Living® Berlin Includes Panasonic’s Energy Management Solution

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 22:07:38 +0000

Earlier this month, Panasonic announced Future Living® Berlin, an “urban beacon” that spokespeople say will contribute to the company’s focus on the decarbonization of society. The press release for the new smart city in Berlin describes green, sustainable, and connected living realized through the installation of smart energy solutions

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“Go Zero” Hacks, Solve Climate Change From Home: Hack #1 — The Lowly Showerhead

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:02:40 +0000

Today’s Go Zero Hack involves the lowly showerhead. For a mere $30 and 5 minutes of install time, a water-saving showerhead offers more bang for your buck than most realize

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Tesla’s Next Frontier — The Tesla Home

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 19:40:38 +0000

On the Tesla earnings call last Wednesday, July 22, Elon mentioned the renewable energy stack for the home. Tesla was focused on the big three: collection (solar), storage (Li-on batteries), and consumption (transport). These are indeed three defining parts of the renewable energy cycle for private persons

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