In Search Of Cheap, Scalable Solutions For Grid Resiliency

The extreme weather event affecting about two thirds of the United States right now suggests the need for small-scale interventions that can be scaled over an entire market.

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This Doesn’t Happen In A Normal Climate– Or Power Grid

An unusual winter storm in the Lone Star State is prompting the grid operator to orchestrate voluntary blackouts– asking people to shut off power voluntarily. Climate change, power reliability, and the state of infrastructure in the United States in 2021.

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James Brown Feels Good (About Weatherization)

One of the weirder things I’ve come across in the past year– apart from Soviet Cookiemonster, our second-most viewed post

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Detroit’s Green Task Force Looks Toward Benchmarking, PACE, Energy Codes

The Energy Waste Reduction Committee of the Detroit Green Task Force met yesterday morning to talk shop for the last

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DIY Energy Tips: Insulating Boiler Pipe

Got a boiler? Insulate your pipes to save you some bucks.

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Rehabbed or Pre-Habbed? Two Approaches To Distressed Real Estate

Handbuilt’s approach to real estate development involves taking guesswork out of the equation at the beginning of a project by creating a set of construction schedules, scopes, scans, and images using a Matterport camera.

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Glazed Over: Donald Trump’s Tiny Windows Conspiracy

US President Donald Trump’s claims that Democrats want to make the windows smaller in everyone’s houses were, while baseless, not the craziest thing he’s ever said. Glazing, energy, and you!

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Old House Love: Ditch The Chemical Floor Finishes

Nat explores wood finishes using a domestically-made, zero-VOC linseed oil-based varnish for some 1895 hardwood floors.

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Dubuque’s Eagle Point Park: Alfred Caldwell’s Unsung Masterpiece

Nat tours Eagle Point Park with Dubuque city planner Chris Olson and Heritage Works’ Duane Hagerty.

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