• Mr. Pitt's Neighborhood

    Make It Right is a tightly run, clearly focused nonprofit that ventures well beyond the cut-and-dried business of constructing one single-family home after another.

    Read more

     
  • Order No-Regrets Remodeling, 2nd Edition

    The best guide to creating a comfortable, healthy home that saves energy.

    Order now

     
  • Living Lightly in Ithaca's EcoVillage

    Thoughts from a homeowner on living in his Passive House after one full year.

    Read more

     
  • RENEW Home Energy Magazine

    DON'T LET YOUR
    SUBSCRIPTION EXPIRE!

    Access premium content online or in print.

    Log-in NOW!

     
  • Reducing the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

    How does carbon monoxide (CO) compare to other flue gases that we should be concerned about in homes?

    Read more

     
  • Sign Up for Training Programs

    Advance your career as a home performance professional or list your training program for free.

    Go Now

     
    Lessons Learned in Quality Management

    Lessons Learned in Quality Management

    By Kevin Berg

    Does doing it right make us money?
    premium
    Contributors

    Contributors

    Kevin Berg “Lessons Learned in Quality Management” While writing this month’s article, Kevin Berg realized that the information he was ...
    free
    Overcoming Codes and Standards Barriers to Innovations in Building Energy Efficiency

    Overcoming Codes and Standards Barriers to Innovations in Building Energy Efficiency

    By Pam Cole and Theresa Gilbride

    Building codes have really motivated builders to increase the energy efficiency of new homes in recent years. But as quickly as the codes are ...
    premium
    WEB ONLY
    Hot Water:  Why Plumbing Technologies and System Designs Matter

    Hot Water: Why Plumbing Technologies and System Designs Matter

    By Dave Grieshop

    The average home in the United States makes at least 2,000 annual demands for hot water. And that’s very conservative. A more-likely demand ...
    premium
    WEB ONLY
    Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark

    Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark

    By Benjamin Wünsch

    Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House standard. This past autumn, the number ...
    Law Could Prevent Ambitious Battery Storage Plan in Texas

    Law Could Prevent Ambitious Battery Storage Plan in Texas

    By Holbert Janson

    The transmission utility responsible for the electricity infrastructure of much of Texas has an idea that could change ...
    A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Cooling Strategies in Japan and the US

    A Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Cooling Strategies in Japan and the US

    By Tom White

    Infographic by Sarah Outcault, Kristin Heinemeier, Jennifer Kutzleb, Marco Pritoni, Qiwei Wang, and Paul Fortunato of the ...
     My Home Energy Project: Step 3 - Lighting

    My Home Energy Project: Step 3 - Lighting

    By Laura Paul

    A year ago I started a project to reduce the energy consumption in my condo. I’ve ...
     

    Latest Tweets from @HomeEnergyMag

    Wednesday Apr 1 - 1:40pm
    RT@HESProfessional: Find out what it means to participate in the 1000-Home Challenge as a homeowner, contractor, etc! http://t.co/jtRlZvBQ…

    Wednesday Apr 1 - 1:40pm
    RT@BlueHseNRG: RT@HomeEnergyMag blog@shawnahenders19 The Consequences of Using Potable Water in Flush Toilets. http://t.co/Gd7ctUMKza

    Tuesday Mar 31 - 6:14pm
    @BldgScienceATX Please do share them on@HESProfessional : http://t.co/DOxrrNjLzB . I already posted the RH video. Say hi to@kwhgeek !

    Tuesday Mar 31 - 12:50pm
    RT@BldgScienceATX: heck out our new video on Moisture & Humidity in your home!#BuildingScience https://t.co/Ws0ArPHMR6

    Monday Mar 30 - 12:54pm
    The Consequences of Using Potable Water in Flush Toilets. http://t.co/2LSrI5n83J@shawnahenders19

    Saturday Mar 28 - 1:11am
    RT@SE4ALL: Join@EarthHour & switch off your lights in solidarity with the energy poor on Saturday March 28 at 20:30#YourPower http://t.c…

    Thursday Mar 26 - 5:45pm
    RT@postgreenhomes: Being blown away by@HammerAndHand online best practices guide. http://t.co/V6eIq284mp Thanks@brightcommon for heads u…

    Thursday Mar 26 - 2:37pm
    Terry Nordbye#AIBDCA15: how do you air seal a plate penetration filled with many wires? Use dams, puddle seal with elastomeric + plaster.

    Thursday Mar 26 - 2:26pm
    Terry Nordbye & Andy Wahl#AIBDCA15: 30-50% of space conditioning energy is lost due 2 air leakage. OId light cans leak 5-24CFM per light!

    Thursday Mar 26 - 2:06pm
    Terry Nordbye#AIBDCA15: Think of the pressure boundary of the building envelope as a balloon skin, maintaining interior pressure.

    Earn BPI CEU credits
    HEP
    Home Performance with EnergyStar
    Email Newsletter

    Home Energy E-Newsletter

    Sign up for our free monthly
    E-Newsletter!

    Harness the power of
    HOME PERFORMANCE!

    Get the Home Energy
    e-newsletter

    FREE!

    SUBSCRIBE

    NOW!