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 ...
Appropriate Technology in the UK Welcome to Eigg, the island that has cut its household CO2 emissions by over 40%. (Ashden Awards) A bank of inverters that connect the large backup battery bank to the grid ... [continue reading]
SRP to Double Elster EnergyAxis Smart Grid Solution Deployment Phoenix’s Salt River Project (SRP), the third-largest public-power utility in the United States, expanded in May 2010 to 1 million Smart Meters as part of its ... [continue reading]
The 2010 Training Guide Home Energy magazine’s Annual Training Guide for Home Performance Professionals—published in past years in print and as a downloadable PDF file on our Web site—is now ... [continue reading]
Green Building Can Be Both Efficient and Affordable After taking over an old photo album factory in Claremont, New Hampshire, Preferred Building Systems (PBS) retooled the facility to manufacture its custom energy-efficient homes. Though modular, ... [continue reading]
WaterSense WaterSense is an EPA partnership program that seeks to enhance the market for water-efficient homes, products, and services. WaterSense is both a label for homes and products and a resource to help people use ... [continue reading]
Rheem + Valley Electric Rheem Manufacturing Company, producers of residential and commercial heating, cooling, and water-heating products, joins the Valley Electric Association (VEA) to launch the largest domestic solar water heating (DSWH) program ever undertaken in ... [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) ...