California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned
The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.
We go back, back, way back - to look at a home built in the Colonial style in 1928, as it undergoes a thoroughly modern retrofit. [continue reading]
Trace the last 25 years of applied building science through the eyes of one knowledgeable homeowner. [continue reading]
On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]
Of all the topics I've written about for Home Energy, energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs) have generated the most questions. There seems to be a lack of understanding about this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program among home ... [continue reading]
What part of the word "comfort" doesn't the home performance industry understand? Most of it, says Tony Woods of ZERODRAFT. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...