Tag Archives: United States

Is The Air In Your Home Healthy?

How can the air  inside our homes be so bad for us? Over the years, buildings have been made  more airtight to conserve energy. Unfortunately, when air is trapped inside the  home, so are the pollutants. EPA studies have found … Continue reading

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JouleFool Headquarters is now on Solar Power

JouleFool Headquarters is now on Solar Power! We just flipped the inverter switch to ON! http://ow.ly/i/10SVm

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What is the SMART GRID?

The benefits associated with the Smart Grid include: More efficient transmission of electricity Quicker restoration of electricity after power disturbances Reduced operations and management costs for utilities, and ultimately lower power costs for consumers Reduced peak demand, which will also … Continue reading

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Using Greywater to Save Potable Water

Just because residential water is cheap and plentiful here in upstate New York is no reason to waste it, and the average household does plenty of wasting: A single flush consumes three to seven gallons of water. Inefficient toilets and … Continue reading

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Americans trying to be More Energy Efficient at Home

Majorities of Americans say that they are knowledgeable about energy sources, but are they making changes and taking advantage of what is out there to monitor their own usage? Majorities of Americans are doing some basic things like turning off … Continue reading

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The 4 Factors of Comfort

….for most people, most of the time, the range of conditions that we’re comfortable in is pretty narrow. If the temperature’s between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity (RH) between 30% and 70%, we’re more or less … Continue reading

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The campaign for Clean Energy Victory Bonds has made an exciting leap forward! Representative Bob Filner (D-CA) and 10 cosponsors introduced HR 6275, the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012, to the House of Representatives.  The bill is supported…

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