Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

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Home Heating Prices Are Rising, but States & Utilities Can Lower Costs with Energy Upgrades

By Mark Rodeffer, ACEEE Press Secretary

Many U.S. households will pay significantly more for home heating costs—sometimes hundreds of dollars more—this winter. The burden falls disproportionately to low-income and Black, Hispanic, and Native American households, which pay a much larger share of their income on energy bills. Amid the rising costs, policymakers, regulators, […]

Energy Efficient Refrigeration

Wes Golomb

After heating and cooling, two of the larger residential energy consuming devices are the refrigerator and freezer. It’s no wonder. These appliances are used 24/7 accounting for about 17% of residential energy consumption.

Incremental improvements in the cooling process and the thermal performance are continually making refrigerators and freezers […]

The Wall Doctor of Vermont Is Moving Forward with Gordon’s Window Decor

Bill and Judy Galdi started the Wall Doctor in 1986 quickly becoming a fixture in the community. Now, after 37 years Bill has decided to retire and has sold the Wall Doctor to Gordon’s Window Décor of Williston, VT to ensure the continuation of service and quality that his customers have come to […]

Warm and Cool Homes #4: The House That Jack Built

Jack Bingham’s house in Barrington, NH (Jack Bingham)

Wes Golomb

Jack Bingham’s house is a direct result of the research he conducted at the University of New Hampshire on how heat pumps can make greenhouses usable in the winter. Most greenhouses are either shut down in winter or are inefficiently heated […]

Efficiency Maine Offers $100 Rebate on Home Weatherization Products to Help Maine People Save Money This Winter

Efficiency Maine kicked off a special promotion to raise awareness about resources that will help Maine homeowners and tenants stay warm and manage their heating bills during the upcoming winter heating season.

Efficiency Maine announced it has launched a limited-time $100 “DIY” Winter Prep Rebate, which will reimburse […]

Button Up Vermont

Please join VECAN and Efficiency Vermont next Wednesday, August 31st for a noon webinar to learn more about this year’s Button Up campaign!

Bekah Kuster, Community Engagement Manager at Efficiency Vermont, will discuss the ways that participating communities can get involved in this year’s campaign, including how you can sign up to participate in helping […]

Cautionary Words About Foam Insulation

Junio Anthes-Moody

People do have reason to be concerned about using foam where other alternatives are just as viable. All foams that we use are made of plastic, but they vary in the blowing agents that make the tiny bubbles that turn plastic into foam. Some foams such as foil faced polyisocyanurate (commonly […]

Warm and Cool Homes – Part Three:

The Burns’ Straw Bale Home

The Burns’ straw-bale home (AndreaBurns)

Wes Golomb

This is the third in a series of articles based on Wes Golomb’s newly published book and video series, Warm and Cool Homes, Building a Comfy, Healthy, Net-Zero Home You’ll Want to Live in Forever. The book […]

Energy Efficieny Remodel in Maine

An Efficiency Remodel in Maine Shows the Way

Martha and Jesper’s finished deep energy retrofit from the back. Notice the Mitsubishi mini-split at the far right. (Images: the Whitchurches)

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Is it hard to keep your home comfortably cool when it’s very hot outside? Cozy warm […]