New and Notable: November/December 2013
NYSERDA’s HPwES Program Completes 50,000 Projects The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the achievement of a major milestone for its Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program, with ...
A Citizen's Guide to Green Most of us have wondered if a new development in our community was a good idea, whether it was environmentally friendly, or whether or not we should support it. ... [continue reading]
DVRs: Home Energy Vampires, Pellet Heating in Germany, Healthy Homes Leader Awards, Century Club Winners Announced [continue reading]
Labeling for a Cause A new energy label has taken effect for refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, and TV sets in the European Union (EU) countries. It retains the distinctive design and classification of products ... [continue reading]
A Common Knowledge It’s not easy to tell how energy efficient your home is—well, it didn’t used to be. Making it easier is the newfound partnership between PulteGroup, Incorporated, ... [continue reading]
Kevin Rowell (in brown shirt, upper left) leads a bamboo workshop. (Dakotah Bertsch) Haiti—One Year Out As the January anniversary of the 7 moment magnitude earthquake came and went, leaders of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) ... [continue reading]
Figure 1. Homeowners will get a score along with recommendations for upgrades How to Score Points by Simplifying Complexity On November 9, 2010, Vice President Biden launched the Home Energy Score program and announced the release of new ... [continue reading]
Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80% ...
Last summer, DOE issued new efficiency standards for furnace fans, which are a little-known energy hog that may be lurking ...