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 ...
Creating a Rain Garden I just read your article “Greening Water Use” (Sept/Oct ’07, p. 5) and have some questions about keeping water away from our house. Do you have any suggestions regarding ... [continue reading]
Solving the CFL Quandary Thanks for bringing up the quandary over recycling CFLs (“The Afterlife of CFLs,” Jan/Feb ’08, p. 2). The CFL is a potentially beneficial product, so much so that some ... [continue reading]
Multifamily Questions The article on pressure testing multifamily buildings (“Measuring Leakage in Multifamily Buildings,” HE Sept/Oct ’07, p. 34) is quite a fine article, but it raises some important issues for me. [continue reading]
When Zero Really Isn’t I’ve just read the letter to the editor from Larry Spielvogel and Mike Lubliner’s response (“Approaching Zero Energy,” Sept/Oct ’07, p.3). The &... [continue reading]
One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...
I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...