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Strengthening the “V” in HVAC

By Kristi Brodd | July 22, 2015

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are often sold with slogans that revolve around comfort. You might hear, “Comfort, it’s what we do best” or “You’re always comfortable with us.” Unfortunately, these catchphrases omit an integral part–and one quarter[…]

Taking Charge of Electronics

By AE Support | July 13, 2015

Q: I have a lot of electronics in my home. How do I make sure I’m using as little energy as possible with so many devices plugged in around the house? A: There is an overwhelming abundance of electronics available[…]

The PEV Usage Study: Identifying Barriers

By Kristi Brodd | July 8, 2015

For two years, our Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Consumer Usage Study took an in-depth look at the driving and charging trends of 40 all-electric vehicles. Beginning in January 2012, it documented and evaluated general characteristics and usage patterns for the[…]

Developing the “Success with” Series

By Kristi Brodd | July 6, 2015

We are dedicated to making buildings across America healthy, safe, durable, comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible. We work to create strong relationships with the people and organizations that promote building performance. In 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released[…]

The Solution Summit for Georgia Power’s New Homes Program

By Kristi Brodd | June 26, 2015

Georgia Power is an electric utility headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013, it noticed that even though it offered programs and conducted outreach, it was having difficulty persuading builders to construct homes to higher efficiency standards. The utility recognized that[…]

Infrared Curing Increasing the Quality of Products

By Kristi Brodd |

Louisiana-Pacific (LP) needed new curing processes or solutions that would help meet the rising demand for a profitable product while maintaining quality and decreasing production costs. The curing stage was a bottleneck for production. Gas IR ovens had been used[…]