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 ...
Of Energy Purists and Pragmatists, Sun Frost Refrigerator Test Conditions, Refrigerator Myths, Leveraging the Landlords, Cellulose Insulation Density, Solar Savings?, Capturing Conservation in Iowa, Software "Solutions"? [continue reading]
Putting Education and Technology Together, Water-Heater Temperature Settings [continue reading]
Cellulose-blown fiber insulation is now being manufactured in a different, more-efficient manner. Most large manufacturers are employing a new method called "fiberization." [continue reading]
As a residential energy auditor for a western New York utility, and with several hundred audits completed, it has become obvious to me where the greatest energy savings potential exists. [continue reading]
Net fewer kilowatt-hours marks successful electrical conservation, but efficiency is only part of the electric bottom line. [continue reading]
Here are the final numbers for my Energy Upgrade California home retrofit. Table 1. Air Leakage (CFM50) Test-in air ...
The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...