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www. h o m e e n e r g y. o r g f a ceb o ok . c om / h ome ener gymag tw i t t e r : @ h o m e e n e r g y m a g JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 Vol. 31 No. 1 contents Editorial 2 Thirty Years of Waterbeds and Home Energy Magazine 24 A Case Study in Coordination Energy Star Partners and HVAC by Dean Gamble Version 3 of Energy Star’s Certifi ed Homes program requires teamwork— here’s a fi rsthand look from one group that went through the process. Letters 3 4 Backdrafting Dangers Web Alert What's Online Now? Energy Efficiency Programs 6 DOE’s Challenge Home 36 The Changing Role of a Rater by Daran Wastchak One man’s history of HERS from the beginning to now. Trends 12 Direct-Install Programs: Gateway to Market Transformation 16 Don’t Be a Lipstick Flipper 20 High-Performance Window Choices on the Upswing 32 Maryland’s Union 42 Retrospective— Mill Makes a High-Performance Comeback by Pamela Androff A $20 million, mixed-use renovation now welcomes the city’s schoolteachers with 56 discounted, energy-effi cient apartments. 30 Years Ago Waterbed Energy Use: The Economics of Making Your Bed Waterbeds may have been sexy in the ’ 80s, but nothing about their energy use was appealing. 45 46 46 47 Sustainable Showcase Contributors Advertiser Index Calendar The Back Porch 48 Where Were You 30 Years Ago? Note to Our Readers You likely noticed some new sections in our Table of Contents. Web Alert: Here you’ll fi nd a summary of the features, blogs, photos, and discus-sions that happen online at HomeEnergy. org and on our social networks. Retrospective: 2014 marks our 30th year in print, and to celebrate we’ll be running some of our older articles with comments and updates of how the topic has changed—or stayed the same. Contributors: The contributors page is a place for us to highlight some of the great authors we have the opportunity to work with in each issue. The Back Porch: Here you’ll fi nd notes from the editor’s desk, ideas and per-spectives from friends of Home Energy , book reviews, behind-the-scenes pro-duction stories, and more. COVER: Home Energy 's cover looks back to our very fi rst 1984 issue (original pictured above). After 30 years of progress we still publish “all the energy news that‘s fi t to print.” www. homeenergy.org 1

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