ScanTheSun: A Tool for Solar-Panel Users
In the ideal case of an individual installation, solar panels are mounted on the southern pitch of a roof of buildings with high insolation. (See “Vocabulary” for the definition of insolation and a ...
The Building Performance Institute, Incorporated (BPI), is providing its accredited contractors and certified professionals with new opportunities to distinguish themselves from their competition in the building performance marketplace. BPI ... [continue reading]
While politicians were debating how many billions in tax breaks should go to the energy industry and how much should go to renewable resources, home inspectors have been uncovering ... [continue reading]
Much of the exterior lighting installed on homes and apartment buildings does little or nothing to increase visibility, security, and ... [continue reading]
About 10% of California residents use conventional electric water heating—a technology that’s expensive to operate and contributes to peak demand. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an efficient alternative, consuming less than ... [continue reading]
Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to effectively seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled today ...
On the heels of its 10th Annual North American Passive House conference, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) today announced a ...