Contributors: November/December 2014
Sean Bleything “Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch” While writing this month’s article, Bleything learned that “in order to motivate and inspire homeowners to save energy, there needs to be ...
Insulating Cathedral Ceilings Codes aside, what is your opinion on dense-packing closed-vault roofs with fiberglass or cellulose? Yes, this means packing the entire cavity full so insulation is in contact with all six sides of ... [continue reading]
In Memoriam Dear Weatherization Family, It is with profound sadness that I share the passing of our friend and colleague Alex Moore. On Sunday June 7, Tammy lost her husband, Madeline and Emma lost their father, ... [continue reading]
Per Bedroom Opinion Momentum is growing in the effort to evaluate energy use in buildings, and develop a ranking or scoring system for all new and existing buildings. Sadly, the most worrying trend in residential ... [continue reading]
Shower Faucets Frustration I am in the energy contracting and consulting business and just built my own home. Needless to say, it is very efficient and very green, including solar hot water. I learned a ... [continue reading]
How Tight Is a Passive House? I love your magazine and Web site. You inform me about cutting edge technology for advising, building, and renovating—backed up by tests and studies—it isn&... [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...