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retrofits

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Home Energy Score program aims to boost retrofits

Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.

By November 9, 2010

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'Deep-energy retrofits' take root in homes

The talk at an annual building conference in Boston is about how to reduce energy use in houses by more than 50 percent. Early pilot tests show it can be done, but with steep costs.

By March 12, 2010

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Energy retrofits could save $41 billion a year

Research analyst calculates how much must be spent to update U.S. commercial real estate versus the resulting savings in energy bills.

By July 22, 2010

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Freddie, Fannie reject energy retrofit loans

Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the U.S. mortgage giants, opposes White House-backed PACE loans for green retrofits, threatening the program.

By July 7, 2010

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'Home Star' program to plug home energy retrofits

Nicknamed Cash for Caulkers, a program designed to jump-start home efficiency retrofits is backed by a coalition of companies, contractors, and advocacy groups.

By January 29, 2010

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IBM data center gets deep energy retrofit

IBM's "green innovation" data center uses cutting-edge technologies, such as temperature sensors, and building designs aimed at cutting energy consumption.

By September 17, 2009

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Leaky house? Bring in the blower door

With winter upon us, a favorite gadget of CNET's Martin LaMonica is a blower door, a green building tool for measuring air flow and finding leaks.

By December 24, 2010

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Smart-building biz to grow to $2.4 billion

Quick return on investment will make building energy management systems popular over next five years, says Pike Research.

By December 22, 2010

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Soladigm lands cash for energy-saving 'smart glass'

Silicon Valley-based Soladigm raises $30 million to make auto-tinting "electrochromic glass" for green buildings.

By December 13, 2010

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Study: 'Building IT' to speed energy efficiency

With companies from IT and building management systems moving into energy efficiency for buildings, Lux Research sees a shakeout coming.

By December 13, 2010