The Search for Thermal Comfort
In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ...
EnergyGauge, from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), is one of only two software applications certified by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) for producing HERS ratings for new and existing buildings. (The other, which ... [continue reading]
Q. John Koeller notes how the plumbing industry has taken advantage of the lack of any prohibition against multiple head and body spray luxury shower installations resulting in many very high flow installations (“... [continue reading]
How are we going to get there from here? One of the liabilities of growing older is the loss of perpetual optimism: You never see Pollyanna depicted with gray hair. When I was asked to ... [continue reading]
Energy production, its use and conservation, has been at the forefront of issues facing my generation, which came of age during the 1970s. Oil embargoes and rationed gas lines are my memories during that period. ... [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...