Contributors: November/December 2014
Sean Bleything “Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch” While writing this month’s article, Bleything learned that “in order to motivate and inspire homeowners to save energy, there needs to be ...
Remembering Darin Hughes The home performance community lost a star when Darin Hughes, the founder of HughesCo, Incorporated, died of apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Grand Island, New York, on August 24. He was ... [continue reading]
Passive House No Magic Bullet I attended the North American Passive House Conference in Portland last year and am generally a supporter of the Passive House program. However, I have a problem with how the ... [continue reading]
Erratum The editors did not give complete contact information for the authors of “Air Conditioning Best Practices” in the May/June 2011 issue (p. 38). If you have comments and/or questions about the article, ... [continue reading]
CO Health and Safety Recently I read your excellent article on combustion safety (“Combustion Appliance Testing: Why, How, When?” Nov/Dec ’10, p. 38). I’m currently working on a health and safety ... [continue reading]
Combustion Appliance Zone Signs of a sick water heater. (Pure Energy) I saw your recent article on combustion safety (“Combustion Appliance Testing: Why, How, When?” Nov/Dec ’10, p. 38). I think I have ... [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...