Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ...
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 ... [continue reading]
How building airtightness and pollutant characteristics affect the transport of outdoor air pollution into the indoor environment [continue reading]
Parallel to the research undertaken by Brent Stephens and others (see “Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants” in the upcoming May/June 2015 issue), there has been a recent Pittsburgh-based initiative called Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in ... [continue reading]
There is an unvented combustion appliance that people use every day that is often ignored [continue reading]
The rules regarding home energy savings are changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that many of the old energy-saving dictums are now obsolete. If, for instance, you look at the top energy-saving ... [continue reading]
We got solar panels installed on our home on 22 April 2016 - Earth Day, coincidentally. We now have a full year's ...
Given the critical role that state and local energy policy and regulations play in the development of energy efficiency marketplaces, ...