July/August 2014 Letters: July/August 2014
Do Thermostats Now Rule? Household feedback, monitoring, and control devices have always been problematic because of the behavior of users. Meier is correct about smart meters; utilities, state regulators, and privacy advocates have stymied the ...
In Memoriam Bion Howard had been the Home Energy “Software Guru” and wrote regular columns about the use of software in home performance and renewable energy for close to ten years (see, for ... [continue reading]
Should Energy Source Matter in Home Energy Auditing? In the context of home energy auditing, the Home Energy Score can be very misleading since it is based on "source energy," which severely penalizes electrical energy ... [continue reading]
Diagnosing an IAQ Problem I read about the problem of a reader in the Jan/Feb ’12 Home Energy (“Diagnosing an IAQ Problem,” p. 3). I also read Tamasin Sterner’s reply. I ... [continue reading]
Diagnosing an IAQ Problem I read your article in Home Energy and thought I would try to contact you about a problem ("Safe Air at Home" Sept/Oct '11, p. 6). I had a contractor (not ... [continue reading]
Remembering Darin Hughes The home performance community lost a star when Darin Hughes, the founder of HughesCo, Incorporated, died of apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Grand Island, New York, on August 24. He was ... [continue reading]
The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...
Updated building standards, designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings, take effect July 1 ...