Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight.

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DOE's Challenge Home

Author: Steve Mann
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December 29, 2013

Although our federal government is notorious for bad decision making (or no decision making), sometimes it does good work. One example is Energy Star. Energy Star, a federal certification program with many facets, is one ... [continue reading]

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The Changing Role of a Rater

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December 29, 2013

One man's history of HERS from the beginning to now. [continue reading]

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A Case Study in Coordination: Energy Star Partners and HVAC Contractors

Author: Dean Gamble
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December 29, 2013

Over the past 17 years, more than 1.4 million new homes have been certified to earn EPA’s Energy Star label. The Energy Star Certified Homes program, together with its thousands of partners, has transformed the ... [continue reading]

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

Author: Edward Vine
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August 30, 2013

DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Initially, DOE made 25 awards to local governmental or nonprofit organizations in amounts ranging from $1.2 million to $40 million. Nine ... [continue reading]

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Home Performance Legislative Outlook

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July 01, 2013

The U.S. Congress has found little to agree upon over the last couple of years. As the 112th Congress closed in December with the fewest bills to reach the president’s desk in 70 ... [continue reading]

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Lab Takes on Residential Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

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April 30, 2013

Demonstration homes prove that current technology can give homeowners efficiency and affordability. [continue reading]

Online Reviews Can Make or Break Business

Macie Melendez

Online Reviews Can Make or Break Business

Consulting online reviews has become an integral part of the modern consumer’s buying process. A recent study from ...

Become a Citizen Scientist

David Grieshop

Become a Citizen Scientist

Reality-LLC is my consulting firm based in southern Arizona.  Water is a precious resource here—as it is ...

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