Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements
Looking across 30 years of energy efficiency programs that have targeted the residential market, we find that many of the same issues that confronted past program administrators are relevant today.
Builders nationwide are installing more and more home fire sprinkler systems. Often the motivation for installation is the requirement in the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) for automatic fire sprinkler systems in townhomes and one- and ... [continue reading]
From the beginning, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was all about the numbers: $5 billion doled out to 50 states, the U.S. territories, and Indian tribes for three ... [continue reading]
Koeller and Company studied the water savings achieved with toilet fixture replacements in an urban apartment complex. [continue reading]
Maryland joined HPwES as a sponsor in late 2007. For four years the program has faced the challenge that every home performance contractor and utility program manager encounters... [continue reading]
Many media stories brought to the public's attention that fluorescent lights contain elemental mercury, which is a toxic metal. This raises a question about potential harm within your home and the homes of your ... [continue reading]
Oakwood Homes, LLC, has been building Energy Star — certified houses since 2002. Through construction of their homes, they have been committed to educating construction managers and trade partners about house-as-a-system building science. Year by year, ... [continue reading]
It has come to my attention that there may be a building science-based conflict in the language of the 2012 International ...
As energy auditors and raters went about their business of testing homes, performing energy audits and HVAC system inspections, they ...