Tom White

TOM WHITE is the publisher of Home Energy magazine. Tom has over thirty years of experience in publishing, including Whole Earth Review, Greater Good magazine and the Social Enterprise Reporter. He also has restored and retrofitted award-winning historic homes with his domestic partner.

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25 Years of Prescience

Author: Tom White
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May 06, 2009

Publisher's Letter [continue reading]

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The Back Porch: Detroit Rises from the Ashes

Author: Tom White
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July 02, 2014

On the flight home from ACI’s 2014 National Home Performance Conference, I read Charlie LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy. It’s a gritty, sad story about the decline of one the ... [continue reading]

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Passionate People: An Interview with Karen Butterfield

Author: Tom White
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September 03, 2014

To thank Karen Butterfield for her long-time service and dedication to Home Energy magazine, publisher Tom White took a bit of her time to discuss her experiences and how the magazine has changed and grown ... [continue reading]

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Resilient Design: An Interview with Alex Wilson

Author: Tom White
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September 03, 2014

At Passive House California’s annual meeting, Building Carbon Zero Monterey Bay, which took place in Santa Cruz earlier of this year, publisher Tom White had the opportunity to speak to Alex Wilson, president ... [continue reading]

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Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance

Author: Tom White
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January 01, 2015

Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO) is the largest nonprofit home performance provider in Oregon, according to Derek Smith, CEO of CEWO. Home Energy Publisher Tom White spoke with Derek about his work in the Pacific ... [continue reading]

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Vi Rapp: Reducing the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

Author: Tom White
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February 28, 2015

Vi Rapp spoke at Build It Green’s 2014 Healthy Homes Conference in Berkeley, Calif. Tom White, Home Energy publisher, spoke with her to clear up misconceptions about combustion safety. Tom White: How does carbon ... [continue reading]

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Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction

Author: Tom White
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May 01, 2015

Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes ... [continue reading]

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Why We Save: When the Cost of Energy Hits Home

Why We Save: When the Cost of Energy Hits Home

Tom White

As we work to save energy, one of our goals is to save dollars for consumers. But there are other costs that energy professionals can minimize as well, for example, obtaining and transporting energy and building materials. Knowing that we are helping to minimize these 'external' costs will renew our motivation to save energy, and hopefully inspire home energy users to save as well. 'External' costs include the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill; U.S ... [continue reading]

Carrier Launches Home Performance Program at ACI National Conference

Carrier Launches Home Performance Program at ACI National Conference

Tom White

Carrier Corporation, the largest air conditioning producer in the world, introduced their new home performance program, at the ACI National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore, for Carrier factory authorized dealers and their residential customers.  This is a big vote of confidence for the home performance industry from a major U.S. manufacturer.  [continue reading]

Home Energy Saver Launches Online Forum for Homeowners

Home Energy Saver Launches Online Forum for Homeowners

Tom White

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab – www.lbl.gov), in partnership with the staff of Home Energy magazine (www.HomeEnergy.org), have launched the Home Energy Saver Community, an online forum for homeowners and remodelers.  [continue reading]

ACI California Home Performance Conference: Mind the Gap

ACI California Home Performance Conference: Mind the Gap

Tom White

ACI hosted its Regional Home Performance Conference (#acica13) in La Jolla, Calif. earlier this week for approximately 200 attendees and 23 exhibitors. This event comes at a critical juncture as the second phase of Energy Upgrade California (the first was during the ARRA Recovery Act period) is currently ramped up by the Regional Area Networks, the new configuration of utilities, program managers, and implementers.  [continue reading]

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 1

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 1

Tom White

Van Jones delivered the opening plenary keynote speech for ACI's 2014 National Home Performance Conference in Detroit last week.  I've been aware of Van's work since he started the Green Collar Job Corps program at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, Calif., back in 2007.  Van was the main advocate for the Green Jobs Act that was signed into law by Pres. George W. Bush in that year.  [continue reading]

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 2

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 2

Tom White

[This is the second in a three-part inteview with Van Jones, who delivered the keynote address in Detroit, Mich., on April 30, 2014, to attendees of the ACI National Home Performance Conference.  The full interview is posted in three consecutive blogs. Click here to read Part 1.  We plan to publish the entire interview in an article in Home Energy magazine.] [continue reading]

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 3

Interview with Van Jones: Rebuilding the Dream in Detroit, Part 3

Tom White

[This is the third in a three-part inteview with Van Jones, who delivered the keynote address in Detroit, Mich., on April 30, 2014, to attendees of the ACI National Home Performance Conference.  The full interview is posted in three consecutive blogs. Click here to read Part 1. Click here to read Part 2.] [continue reading]

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, and building scientists: "We’re the warriors of sustainability...We already know everything we need to know to build sustainable buildings—the question is, Can we internalize it into our culture and incorporate that learning into our practices?" [continue reading]

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