Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces
You would be professionally remiss if you did not read “Attics and Crawl Spaces” in this issue. The article by Terry Nordbye is a valuable reminder that home performance problems too often begin ...
It may come as a surprise that there are more than 150 million ceiling fans in the United States. In Florida alone, the best estimate is 30 million. Nobody knows how much electricity ceiling fans use, but in warm climates (like Florida) a home's ceiling fan energy use may equal that of its refrigerator. [continue reading]
It isn't often that I have an opportunity to editorialize on my own research activities, but leaking electricity gives me an opening. I have been investigating standby power losses for several years. [continue reading]
Tax credits for energy efficient homes may appear by the millennium. As "Energy Tax Credit May Materialize" on page 7 describes, at press time the discussions were still at a very early stage, and nothing had been settled. [continue reading]
It's been 25 years since the first oil embargo. The resulting surge of interest in energy conservation spawned new industries and professions devoted to raising the efficiency of homes. [continue reading]
It's been difficult to avoid the media attention in the past few months on the inability of duct tape to seal ducts. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...