A Consumer's Guide: Heat Your Water with the Sun

A Consumer's Guide: Heat Your Water with the Sun

Learn how solar heating systems work, how they're used, their benefits and how to purchase one.

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Whole-House Ventilation Systems and Improved Control of Air Quality

Whole-House Ventilation Systems and Improved Control of Air Quality

Poorly ventilated homes may cause health risks, while homes with high infiltration rates may experience signifanct energy costs as well as allow contamined air to enter from polluted areas of the home.

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Passive Solar Design

Passive Solar Design

Sunlight provides heat, light, and shade and ventilation into homes. Passive solar design can reduce heating and cooling energy bills and increase spatial vitality.

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A Consumer's Guide: Get Your Power from the Sun

A Consumer's Guide: Get Your Power from the Sun

Solar electric systems can save homes and businesses money, but understanding the benefits and costs involved can be confusing. Learn the basics in this publication.

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Planning for PV: The Value and Cost of Solar Electricity

Planning for PV: The Value and Cost of Solar Electricity

With new building-integrated solar technologies, state rebates, federal tax credits and energy-efficient mortgages, solar electricity is more affordable than ever.

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Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home

Energy prices are rising, and so are concerns about the impact of energy consumption on the environment. Solar electricity systems can offer a solution.

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Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning

Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Home Energy and Consumer Reports have provided an informational guide for air conditioning units. Learn how to maintain and understand air conditioners for peak performance and maximum efficiency.

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Cost of Green Revisited

Cost of Green Revisited

This paper revisits the cost of incorporating sustainable design features into projects by examining a sample of various types of buildings.

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Redefining Cost: A Beacon of Hope Shines Through Housing Market Gloom

Redefining Cost: A Beacon of Hope Shines Through Housing Market Gloom

The real cost of a home is not revealed in its sticker price but in the combined monthly costs of ownership, including utility bills and mortgage payments.

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As energy-efficient technologies and materials become more mainstream, the cost of building a green home or owning one is declining. This Research Center will help you determine if going green is a good investment for you.

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