Editorial: Learning Applied Building Science is Still Hard to Do
As part of Home Energy’s 30th birthday celebration, we are pleased to reprint a 1994 article by Michael Uniacke describing the way he taught building science in a community college (see the article here). ...
I just returned from three weeks in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. Residential energy use remains important in these countries, but in surprisingly different ways, and for different reasons. And energy is being saved in characteristically un-American ways. [continue reading]
Several articles in this issue deal with the vexing problem of moisture in homes. Excessive moisture is, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, the source of catastrophic building failures. [continue reading]
As this issue goes to press, Congress is wrestling with the budget for energy efficiency. This covers a wide range of activities, from basic research into new materials and technologies that save energy to low-income weatherization and dissemination of information to consumers. [continue reading]
One of the more perplexing challenges in the conservation business is measuring energy savings from a retrofit. [continue reading]
Most of us remember the glory days of solar energy, when solar collectors were going to solve the energy crisis, oil shortage, and all our environmental problems. [continue reading]
The title of this editorial is probably recognizable to only a small percentage of Home Energy's readers, but after reading "Home Energy on the Internet," (page 41), you can begin to understand a little more about what the so-called information superhighway currently offers to those involved in energy efficiency. [continue reading]
There is a lot of debate going on about climate change and global warming. The naysayers claim it is a ...
If you work with homeowners who live somewhere inland, one of their top considerations when choosing new windows for their ...