• 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
    Clean Power Plan Marks Positive Shift for Energy Efficiency Industry

    Clean Power Plan Marks Positive Shift for Energy Efficiency Industry

    By Stephanie Rex

    Yesterday, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy releasedthe final Clean Power Plan, which ...
    The Convergence of Technology in the Home

    The Convergence of Technology in the Home

    By Erik Norwood

    Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These ...
    Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

    Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

    By Mariel Wolfson

    While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I ...
    How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

    How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

    By Carl Taylor

    Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies ...

    Latest Tweets from @HomeEnergyMag

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 9:47pm
    RT@HeatSpring: "The primary (source) energy factor for#electricity nation-wide is 3.37" | Zero Net Energy Homes@NESEA_org https://t.co/K…

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 9:46pm
    RT@EnergySaver: Is the weather outside 👍 or 👎? No matter, this home#weatherization guidance will have your indoors feeling 👍👍. https://t.…

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 9:46pm
    Check out Session 1B: Energy Efficiency in New Buildings. https://t.co/ESFIO9zGQZ

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 9:41pm
    Did you know@HomeEnergyMag is published by a nonprofit? Click the link on top of our web site to donate. Thanks! https://t.co/lCdGyl8hNi

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 9:36pm
    RT@okfarmbureau: "Second to our people, water is the most important asset in our state."@GovMaryFallin#droughtproofingok

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 9:28pm
    RT@PassiveHouseBB: Good reminder that even CA code is not enough from Beyond Efficiency's Jennifer Love: https://t.co/hPs8Fqt4OG

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 6:50pm
    RT@Seventhwaveorg: What does it take to build better homes? Live webinar 12/2. https://t.co/7Rpy8SfIYj@focusonenergy @narimadison@WiscBu

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 6:42pm
    You can also save big$ on a@HomeEnergyMag subscription when you register! https://t.co/ijKyVHBtCj

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 6:37pm
    RT@Efficiency1stCA: PG&E's Pay-for-Performance Pilot Is a Big Deal for Energy Efficiency - https://t.co/8pELk8fCnV#GoogleAlerts

    Tuesday Dec 1 - 12:49pm
    DOE's Home Energy Score:MPG asset rating for homes w Certificate of#HomePerformance https://t.co/hZfsILhrUW@ENERGY

    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