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Childhood Asthma In US Can Be Attributed To Gas Stove Use

Childhood Asthma In US Can Be Attributed To Gas Stove Use

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Blog Posts

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How cold-climate heat pumps passed a winter storm’s test

How cold-climate heat pumps passed a winter storm’s test In response to growing consumer demand, new technology is also shattering expectations of cold-climate heat pumps’ capabilities. Heat pumps deliver additional …

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Home Electrification on a Budget: It’s All About Planning Ahead

Home Electrification on a Budget: It’s All About Planning Ahead By Don Knapp, Switch Is On Ambassador Want to know a secret to electrifying your home on a budget, while …

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Announcing the Switch Is On

Announcing the switch is on Today the “Switch Is On” campaign officially launched! By Panama Bartholomy Executive Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition Today the “Switch Is On” campaign officially launched across …

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My Experience Going Electric

My experience going electric By Diane Bailey SIO Blog: My Experience Going Electric Author: Diane Bailey, ED of Menlo Spark and SIO Ambassador As the executive director of Menlo Spark, a …

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Are Heat Pumps Better? To Find Out, Contractor Tests One In His Own Home

Are Heat Pumps Better? To Find Out, Contractor Tests One In His Own Home Cody Novini, CEO, SoCal Airflow Pros Cody Novini is so dedicated to providing the best experience …

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Cool Blocks Make Cool Neighbors

Cool Blocks Make Cool Neighbors Shweta and Patrick It’s a common complaint: neighbors just don’t know each other as well as they used to. So Switch Is On ambassadors, partners Patrick Franks …

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All-Electric Home Tour with DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter

All-Electric Home Tour with DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter With Switch Is On Ambassador Steven Allison! It was very hot, the first day of a long …

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Keep Cool this Summer with Environmentally-Friendly Home Cooling Systems

Keep Cool This Summer with Environmentally-Friendly Home Cooling Systems As temperatures rise across the country — and especially here in California — it’s important to have safe, efficient cooling systems in your …

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Spotlights

The Home of the Future with Ambassador Robert Whitehair

How does it feel to go electric? “I feel excited. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the planet—to be congruent with what the Earth is calling us to …

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Making the Switch with Avideh Haghighi

Each month the Spotlight Series highlights an SIO partner, program, or ambassador’s hard work for a clean, electrified community. Why electrify your home? Sustainable design architect and Switch Is On …

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Sparking Change with Ambassador Diane Bailey

Sparking Change with Ambassador Diane Bailey Each month the Spotlight Series highlights a Switch is On partner, program, or ambassador’s hard work for a clean, electrified community. How do you …

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The Challenges of Educating Homeowners on Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Challenges of Educating Homeowners on Energy-Efficient Appliances When the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC, pronounced BAYSEA) pilot program kicked off in 2017, the focus was to get …

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This Santa Clara County Company Pays Contractors to Go Green (Yes, Really!)

This Santa Clara County Company Pays Contractors to Go Green (Yes, Really!) Innovation is a crucial part of progress, which is why Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) built a unique …

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Walking the Talk: How One Climate Spokesperson Electrified His Home in Just 45 Days

Walking the Talk: How One Climate Spokesperson Electrified His Home in Just 45 Days The Spotlight Series highlights a Switch Is On partner, program, or ambassador who is building a …

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