Editorial: Twenty-First-Century Energy Efficiency—with Carbon on Our Minds
After the first oil embargo, in 1973, our nation recognized the need to save energy in a coordinated way. It made sense to designate energy utilities to coordinate energy-saving activities in buildings, because nobody had better ...
OK, there’s a new energy-saving product on the market. It might even be the fruit of government-funded research. But it’s expensive and available from only a few, small manufacturers (or perhaps ... [continue reading]
Yes, the price of a subscription to Home Energy is rising. Home Energy is published by a non-profit organization, but our costs are nevertheless inescapably climbing. You can mitigate the personal impact of the ... [continue reading]
Some people claim that most of our inefficient use of energy will disappear once we “get the price right”— that is, that the price reflects the true costs of supplying that energy.&... [continue reading]
Nothing frightens me more than those model “homes of the future.” I recently visited one of them—the “ConnectedLife” home—at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. ... [continue reading]
For the first time, Energy Star is decertifying an entire category of product—the programmable thermostat—because it doesn’t reliably save energy (see “Energy Star Changes Approach to Programmable Thermostats,&... [continue reading]
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to effectively seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled today ...
On the heels of its 10th Annual North American Passive House conference, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) today announced a ...