Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again
The rules regarding home energy savings are changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that many of the old energy-saving dictums are now obsolete. If, for instance, you look at the top energy-saving ...
In 2011, Gavin Hastings, an Arizona Public Service (APS) program manager, began envisioning a collaborative that would advance the Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) programs in his region. HPwES provides whole-house solutions for homeowners, offering ... [continue reading]
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs [continue reading]
Q&A with Ann Atkinson and a look into ACI's Women in Home Performance initiative. [continue reading]
A Case Study on Shadowbrook Townhomes in Harding, New Jersey [continue reading]
As I reported in a previous article in Home Energy, this all started in August 2010, when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the ... [continue reading]
With today’s escalating energy costs, the residential construction industry is seeing the advantage of automated building controls as a means to help its customers save energy. Home builders, home performance contractors, and HVAC ... [continue reading]
Reality-LLC is my consulting firm based in southern Arizona. Water is a precious resource here—as it is ...
One challenge seems to be at the forefront of a lot of the discussions I'm having with colleagues and ...