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Big news! Home Star (a.k.a. Cash for Caulkers) fact sheet released by the White House

Here is the link to the fact sheet presented by the White House on Cash for Caulkers. Finally! We’ve been waiting for this for a while. We are still interested to find out exactly how this will all go down, but the basics of the program (cut and pasted directly from the fact sheet) seem […]

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The Energy Efficiency Pyramid: a homeowner’s guide to saving energy and saving money

Minnesota Power is responsible for this wonderful graphic that prioritizes how homeowners can achieve energy efficiency: I like how the arrow on the left has the equation: complexity/investment. Return on investment is exactly what we have been preaching all along. What can a homeowner do that does the most good for the least amount of money? This […]

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HOMESTAR to include BPI analysts – a very good thing for the homeowner

The people behind the HOMESTAR stimulus proposal (also known as “Cash for Caulkers”) have just announced that they will include BPI analysts in any recommendations for workforce and standards development in the areas of energy audits, weatherization, and the rest of this (we think) FANTASTIC retrofit program that will create jobs and help homeowners save […]

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Cash for Caulkers

I just ran across this great little podcast on The Brian Lehrer Show, which features David Leonhardt, New York Times economics columnist and staff writer for the magazine. The podcast covers the idea of “Cash for Caulkers” – which is an economic stimulus idea for people to weatherize their homes. The first 10 minutes or so (minus a […]

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Ed Begley, you’re our hero!

Ed Begley is an actor-turned-green-activist whose reality TV show based on environmentalism is going to be out soon, so he’s doing a bunch of press appearances, book promotions,  talks, and various other attention-getting activities. Last week or so he spoke at his alma mater, Los Angeles Valley College, about his work as an environmentalist. The […]

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“Double Panes” – an energy audit rap

This is hilarious. A Green Buildings music video from Stanford. Although, as my partner, Mark, the RESNET® HERS rater, energy auditor, and BPI analyst says, there’s too much focus on windows and not enough on ductwork. True, but really funny just the same!

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