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Historic Windows: Primitive Sash Locks

Have you ever seen anything like these before? They are a primitive form of sash lock, often found on historic or vintage wooden windows. The one on the left is a simple, turned oak dowel, while the one on the … Continue reading

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Mansfield House Acquisition

It is with tremendous honor, pride, happiness, and humility, that today I announce my recent acquisition of the Reverend Richard Mansfield House (c. 1700) of Ansonia, Connecticut, from the Derby Historical Society. Ostensibly constructed in 1700, the Mansfield House was … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for December 23rd

With the Christmas holiday this coming weekend, our past week has been quite hectic, yet somehow also full of noticeable “decelerations”. But even in the face of the rapidly approaching holiday, there’s still no shortage of stimulating content on the … Continue reading

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A(n Energy Efficient) Night Before Christmas

It seems like every one and their brother has a Night Before Christmas parody. Mine appeared in fragments on Twitter a short while ago, during an odd moment of creative inspiration, and would’ve been completely lost to Twistory, had it … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for December 9th

Well, it feels like winter is finally just about here! A strong storm the night before last ushered in a cold front and temperatures are now down in the mid forties, where I suppose they really ought to be. …And … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for November 25th

Hope all of you have had a great Thanksgiving Day, and are enjoying the weekend. Here’s my summary of this past week’s notables, “…to be useful, with a pleasant degree of humor”, as Robert B. Thomas once said… On Birmingham … Continue reading

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Rating Home Performance as an Industry Defining Term

In a previous posting, I’d expressed my support for a recent proposal by Peter Troast of Energy Circle that home energy professionals consider adopting the phrase home performance as their industry’s defining term. I’d also summarized its SEO implications, and … Continue reading

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Historic Home Performance: The Adoption, Care, and Feeding of a New Meme

My friends Peter Troast and Will Mallett of Energy Circle have been investigating and writing about branding issues, optimal website design, and search engine optimization (SEO) for the home energy industry for quite some time now. Peter has often pointed … Continue reading

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