The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces
The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...
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]
In recent years, DOE has developed the DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education - a set of job-specific ...
The poet Muriel Rukeyser once said something like this: The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made ...