Preparing for Climate Change
Home performance, long seen as a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, can also help individuals and communities adapt to climate change. To be effective in this role, the home performance industry must itself learn ...
According to DOE’s Building America program data, typical residential ductwork efficiency is about 67%. That means that if you install a 90% efficient furnace, your system efficiency would be just over 60%. Another way to look ... [continue reading]
American taxpayers needlessly lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year in medical bills, skyrocketing energy costs, and lost wages due to inefficient and unhealthy housing conditions. Thanks to years of disinvestment in low-income neighborhoods, ... [continue reading]
Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy and launched the Home Energy Squad to help homeowners make snap, yet sound, decisions when it comes to saving energy. [continue reading]
At Pure Energy, we are finding more and more IAQ problems caused by pollutants that are supposed to be outside the living space, but are being drawn into the living space by unbalanced house pressures. [continue reading]
In the past, blower door testing in apartment buildings had its obstacles -- difficulty, expenses, and uncertain payoff. Well, not anymore. See why these reasons no longer apply for most U.S. buildings. [continue reading]
Carbon monoxide (CO) is really nasty stuff. It’s odorless, colorless, and neutrally buoyant, and it can make you stupid before it kills you. It’s not the kind of stuff you want ... [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) ...