Letters: July/August 2015
Revisiting “Revisiting Electrification” Last issue’s editorial, “Revisiting Electrification” (May/June ’15, p. 2), received quite a bit of feedback on Home Energy Pros. We love a good discussion, so we ...
The Elephant in the Room May Be an 800-lb Guerrilla Excellent comments addressing the elephant (HVAC) that continues to ignore the entire home performance scene (“The Elephant in the Room: HVAC for High-Performance Homes,&... [continue reading]
Insulating Cathedral Ceilings Codes aside, what is your opinion on dense-packing closed-vault roofs with fiberglass or cellulose? Yes, this means packing the entire cavity full so insulation is in contact with all six sides of ... [continue reading]
In Memoriam Dear Weatherization Family, It is with profound sadness that I share the passing of our friend and colleague Alex Moore. On Sunday June 7, Tammy lost her husband, Madeline and Emma lost their father, ... [continue reading]
Per Bedroom Opinion Momentum is growing in the effort to evaluate energy use in buildings, and develop a ranking or scoring system for all new and existing buildings. Sadly, the most worrying trend in residential ... [continue reading]
Shower Faucets Frustration I am in the energy contracting and consulting business and just built my own home. Needless to say, it is very efficient and very green, including solar hot water. I learned a ... [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) ...