• Free Electricity

    A curious situation has recently arisen in electricity grids around the world: The wholesale price of electricity has occasionally gone negative.

    Read more

  • RENEW Your Subscription


    Access premium content online or in print.

    Renew Today!

  • Trailer Treasure

    Affordable housing, green living, community, and income in an unlikely place

    Read more

  • Sign Up for Training Programs

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

    Go Now

  • Success with Collaboration

    Collaboration is essential for building a dream home. Every house is a system that must be interconnected perfectly.

    Read more

  • No-Regrets Remodeling SPRING SALE!

    Use promo code NRFALL15

    Order now

    March/April 2016 Contributors

    March/April 2016 Contributors

    Peggy Hofstra “Colorado Nonprofit Energizing Limited-Income Families and Seniors” Peggy Hofstra’s article shows that when community organizations, contractors, and vendors ...
    The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

    The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

    By Mark Wilson

    My Sunday kayak adventure with my wife and friends on Lake Tahoe was magic. Paddling that beautiful lake relaxed me to the point where, ...
    Success <em>with</em> Collaboration

    Success with Collaboration

    By Kristi Matthews and Jonathan Coulter

    There’s a saying that goes “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Many companies put posters of this saying in their offices ...
    Share Your ACI Memories

    Share Your ACI Memories

    By Stephanie Rex

    The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) is celebrating 30 years of conferences in 2016, marking amajor milestone anniversary for our ...
    The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson

    The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson

    By Macie Melendez

    Marge Anderson is the Executive Vice President of Seventhwave, a non-profit that advances environmental and economic sustainability. Her ...
    For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability

    For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability

    By Eliza Clark

    Much like the race to build a better mousetrap, it often seems like there’s an endless ...
    How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

    How To Effectively Market Energy Efficiency to Consumers

    By Kurt Jacobson

    Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases ...

    Latest Tweets from @HomeEnergyMag

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:54pm
    RT@foursevenfive: See how the world's largest residential certified#PassiveHouse project is coming along: https://t.co/mNRku4qtAG https:/…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:46pm
    RT@MontePaulsen: How Canada will thrive in a post-carbon economy.@BritcoLP@the_iPHA@NAPHN_info@CanPHIWest@cathmckenna@gmbutts https…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:44pm
    RT@EnerGMatters: Habitat X webinar:@EnergyCircle shows people search AC, furnaces, insulation...not so much for#homeperformance https://…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:44pm
    RT@mattgrocoff: Ready for the revolution? Net Zero Energy Boot Camp Canada https://t.co/TQ08VG0sDM@NZEhomes@NZECoalition https://t.co/A7…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:44pm
    RT@PassiveHouseCal: A lot is happening in Passive House California in May 2016 - check out our Newsletter to find out more! https://t.co/X…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:44pm
    RT@phplusmag: It's official: all new buildings in 1 world-leading eco Irish county must be passive houses. https://t.co/yRgrjypM39 https:/…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 11:43pm
    RT@ToSaveEnergy:#LEDs are gaining momentum, but still represent only 9% of the market: How to boost them? https://t.co/yq8JnvW9fk https:/…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 1:06pm
    RT@AileoWeinmann: Smart for@EPA to move on state incentives for#energyefficiency under#CleanPowerPlan https://t.co/UPKuqyhobn https://t…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 1:05pm
    RT@ToSaveEnergy: Why no other policy comes close to the potential for#energy savings than building codes https://t.co/ciEmUCtHHf https://…

    Saturday Apr 30 - 12:01am
    RT@ResnetSmartHome: Find out if a home is HERS-rated and its#HERSIndexScore is with the HERS National Registry https://t.co/O8Y31jnRze ht…

    Earn BPI CEU credits
    Home Performance with EnergyStar

    Harness the power of

    Get the Home Energy