• Comparing and Contrasting Green-Building Certifications

    Before deciding which green-building rating system to choose, you should understand why these systems exist.

    Read more

  • No-Regrets Remodeling FALL SALE!

    Use promo code NRFALL15 when you order the best guide to creating a comfortable, healthy home that saves energy.

    Order now

  • DOE's Home Energy Score

    Looking back and forging ahead

    Read more

  • RENEW Your Subscription


    Access premium content online or in print.

    Renew Today!

  • Getting Some Shade

    Putting your blinds outside the window is an easy fix that a few, but not nearly enough, people are using.

    Read more

  • Sign Up for Training Programs

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

    Go Now

    Editorial: Twenty-First-Century Energy Efficiency—with Carbon on Our Minds

    Editorial: Twenty-First-Century Energy Efficiency—with Carbon on Our Minds

    By Alan Meier and Dian Grueneich

    After the first oil embargo, in 1973, our nation recognized the need to save energy in a coordinated way. It made sense to designate energy ...
    Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used Part 3
    The Real Women of Home Performance

    The Real Women of Home Performance

    By Amy Beley

    At the ACI National Conference this year, I was remiss thatthere was no official presence of Women ...
    DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

    DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

    By Stacy Hunt

    In recent years, DOE has developed the DOEGuidelines for Building Science Education- a set of job-specific ...
    Storytelling Our Way to a Better Life

    Storytelling Our Way to a Better Life

    By Jim Gunshinan

    The poet Muriel Rukeyser once said something like this: The universe is not made of atoms; it’...
    Book Review—Green Building Illustrated

    Book Review—Green Building Illustrated

    By Jason Henderson

    For those not familiar with “Ching books”, they’re essentially the gold standard for visual ...

    Latest Tweets from @HomeEnergyMag

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 12:45am
    RT@SBGolden: Pre-drought, CA was top 10 water user in country. Today, residential users answer call to conserve#WaterChallenge https://t.…

    Monday Nov 30 - 4:17pm
    New post from Home Energy: [Blog] The Real Women of Home Performance: Marge Anderson https://t.co/WNOZxF7M7S

    Monday Nov 30 - 2:45pm
    RT@phcnews:#HVAC pros, including popular blog@EnergyVanguard, question merit of#smartvents: https://t.co/dtkzHuensS https://t.co/6P71yD…

    Monday Nov 30 - 2:43pm
    RT@EnerGMatters: Duct Dynasty: When Diagnosing Comfort Problems, Look at the Big Picture https://t.co/DRPgA3KIPN@achrnews@ncidavid#home

    Monday Nov 30 - 2:43pm
    RT@dannysparker: PDR project:#clothesdryers 5% of#electricity use n FL homes: $100/yr. Largest#energy using appliance https://t.co/VUDA…

    Monday Nov 30 - 2:42pm
    RT@BetterBldgsDOE: Colorado becomes the second state to offer DOE’s Home Energy Score statewide!#BBResNet https://t.co/sQbE8ip3qm

    Monday Nov 30 - 1:16pm
    New post from Home Energy: [Blog] For a True Measure of a Home's Energy Efficiency, Remember Durability https://t.co/jDol4p77VC

    Monday Nov 30 - 10:57am
    RT@Seventhwaveorg:@HomeEnergyMag features Seventhwave's Jeanette LeZaks on high energy users https://t.co/mAtLIFkYh4 free report & webinar

    Sunday Nov 29 - 12:52pm
    RT@ENERGYSTAR: Winter is coming...but that shouldn't mean high heating bills. Read@PopMech's 9 Ways to Cut Home Heating Bills: https://t.…

    Sunday Nov 29 - 10:11am
    RT@B4Conference: Estimating & job costing…master exact guessing w/ Mark Etrheim.@WiscBuilders@NARI_National@HomeEnergyMag https://t.co/…

    Earn BPI CEU credits
    Home Performance with EnergyStar
    Email Newsletter

    Home Energy E-Newsletter

    Sign up for our free monthly

    Harness the power of

    Get the Home Energy