s

Comments
Add a new blog comment!

Enter your comments in the box below:

(Please note that all blog entries and comments are subject to review prior to posting.)

 

While we will do our best to monitor all comments and blog posts for accuracy and relevancy, Home Energy is not responsible for content posted by our readers or third parties. Home Energy reserves the right to edit or remove comments or blog posts that do not meet our community guidelines.

Recent Blogs
HPC Files Comments to Four Illinois Utilities' Energy Efficiency Plans

HPC Files Comments to Four Illinois Utilities' Energy Efficiency Plans

Joe Cullen

On January 29, 2018, the Home Performance Coalition submitted comments on four Illinois investor owned utilities’ energy efficiency plans. Comments on the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas and Peoples Gas Plans were submitted through the Illinois Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Advisory Group which reports its evaluations to the Illinois Commerce Commission. [continue reading]

Featuring the Fundamentals Track as Part of the 2018 National Home Performance Conference!

Featuring the Fundamentals Track as Part of the 2018 National Home Performance Conference!

Bethany Dittmar

The National Home Performance Conference is where home performance and weatherization professionals gather to hear what’s new in the industry, learning from a diverse group of presenters, discussing cutting edge content and advanced building science techniques for experienced attendees. But at the heart of the conference is providing education that lays a solid groundwork for those new to the industry, office staff, or those who just need a refresher in important industry topics. [continue reading]

Advocacy Matters! Join us for Contractor Lobby Day 2018

Advocacy Matters! Join us for Contractor Lobby Day 2018

Brian Toll, President of ecobeco

Last fall, a group of Maryland contractors hit the Hill to meet with legislators and their staff. Our goal was simple – to educate lawmakers on what we do and why it matters, and explain what types of policies can help our businesses grow. One meeting we had turned out to be particularly important, and that was our meeting with Senator Van Hollen (D-MD). [continue reading]

Common Problems with Cold Weather Ventilation

Common Problems with Cold Weather Ventilation

Allison Bailes

When I woke up Saturday morning, the temperature outdoors was -40 degrees†. The wind chill was -100 degrees! It was just unbelievably, impossibly, inhumanly cold outside. Fortunately, that was on a mountaintop in New Hampshire and not where I was. I happened to have woken up on a mountaintop in North Carolina, where the temperature was a much warmer -3° F. [continue reading]

Using God Talk—or Not—to Help the Planet?

Using God Talk—or Not—to Help the Planet?

Jim Gunshinan

I am always impressed with the work of Susan Shelton and the Shelton Group. So an email message with the subject line from her office, “Age, religion & environmental messaging: what works?” immediately caught my attention. [continue reading]

Rebuilding After a Hurricane, and the Next, and the Next...

Rebuilding After a Hurricane, and the Next, and the Next...

Kelly Vaughn

This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to Bloomberg. These storms across the Atlantic had devastating impacts on people’s lives and homes, on communities, and on infrastructure in the hardest-hit areas. [continue reading]

Degree Days Shuffle

Degree Days Shuffle

Jim Gunshinan

A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating degree-days (HDD), cooling degree-days (CDD), and HDD + CDD across the United States during the historical period 1981–2010 and the future period 2080–2099 predicts that New York City weather will become more like today’s Oklahoma City weather and Seattle’s will become more like present day San Jose’s weather. In general, ... [continue reading]

Cool—and Warm—Clothing

Cool—and Warm—Clothing

Jim Gunshinan

“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat individual people?” asked Yi Cui, professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University. [continue reading]

Smarter Homebuilding: How to Best Incorporate Smart Tech Features

Smarter Homebuilding: How to Best Incorporate Smart Tech Features

Eric Murrell

The old way of integrating technology into a home could be a major headache. If a client doesn’t know exactly what kind of tech they want early in the building process, they could later face the agony of tearing into drywall or missing out on certain features altogether. Speakers and security products required hard wiring, advanced lighting systems required an electrician, and something as simple as installing outdoor security cameras presented its own ... [continue reading]

Building Science Can be Fun

Building Science Can be Fun

Jim Gunshinan

We've come a long way in understanding and providing homeowners with the means to create healthy indoor air. But comfort is a separate matter from good IAQ. Ian Walker and Robert Bean, building scientists from the United States and Candid respectively, and both experts on ventilation, discuss this and much more in an entertaining yet very interesting and informative video produced by Debra Little.  [continue reading]

Earn BPI CEU credits
HEP
Home Performance with EnergyStar
SPONSORED CONTENT Home Diagnosis: The First TV Series about Home Energy! Learn more! Watch Video
Email Newsletter

Home Energy E-Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly
E-Newsletter!
Free Enewsletter Sign-Up

Harness the power of
HOME PERFORMANCE!

Get the Home Energy
e-newsletter

FREE!

SUBSCRIBE

NOW!