The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces
The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...
The state of California has decided to resolve it's peak-power problem with the help of programmable, communicating thermostats (PCTs). [continue reading]
EPA is adding an indoor air quality segment to the already well-known Energy Star programs - the Energy Star Indoor Air Package (IAP). [continue reading]
Canada has developed a furnace sizing protocol that uses actual gas meter readings to size replacement furnaces. [continue reading]
Energy Star programs are requiring more expertise from HVAC crews. Here are some helpful training hints. [continue reading]
Since today’s houses are now tightened for air conditioning as well as heating, there is less and less natural ventilation in our homes. This means that additional forms of mechanical ... [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...