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June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?

Come check out BPI's monthly newsletter, Performance Matters! The image below was taken by Matt Schwoegler, a thermographer and infrared in…

Started by Mike Kandel

7 Jun 15, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

How to Add a Passively Cooled Wine Cellar?

I am working with a client on a home addition, and one element of the design is a wine cellar. Here are some basic facts about the existing…

Started by Nick Helmholdt

11 Jun 9, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

INTERVIEW: C.R. Herro of Meritage Homes on the Building Performance Podcast

http://buildingperformancepodcast.com (or on iTunes) Today Corbett bounces off the walls with C.R. Herro of Meritage Homes as they discuss…

Started by Corbett Lunsford

0 Jun 7, 2013

5 Must-Haves for any Energy Audit Report

Alright, I think we've all seen enough confusing, unreadable reports (and written some).  Let's talk about the messaging more!  Here's my s…

Started by Corbett Lunsford

0 Jun 7, 2013

Summer's Finally Here!

What to do this summer: Extend Your Living Space onto the patio or deck. Make additions which increase comfort & reduce energy costs. A…

Started by Tom DelConte

6 Jun 6, 2013
Reply by Tom DelConte

Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your energy bill

What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays? Alex Laskey from OPower shows how a qu…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jun 6, 2013

Microbial Ecosystems

Hello All, Came upon this interview just this morning and although the research discussed was done in a university office building and a h…

Started by Steve Waclo

0 Jun 3, 2013

DOE ENERGY SAVER BLOG

DOE ENERGY SAVER BLOG can be found at: DOE Energy Saver Blog . Please watch for my posts there! Thank you, t

Started by Tom DelConte

0 May 30, 2013

Change is Hard—How Do You Get People to Accept It?

http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profiles/blogs/change-is-hard-how-do-you-get-people-to-accept-it?xg_source=activity

Started by Jim Gunshinan

0 May 28, 2013

Disasters & sustainable energy

Housing in the U.S. is a major focal point for both sustainability and disaster management. It was estimated that the 2005 Hurricane Katrin…

Started by J.C. Martel

17 May 26, 2013
Reply by Evan Mills

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