Spreading the Green-Building Gospel
When you’re a green-building consultant, most people assume that your house is as green as possible. While I’ve always wanted to be able to brag about my superefficient home, until recently ...
It all started early last December with a phone call from a homeowner who wanted an estimate on insulating his home. My son Josh and I are building performance contractors and do Energy Star home ... [continue reading]
In 1999, California adopted the first phase of its HERS program. Unlike HERS programs in the rest of the country, which generally focus on whole-house analysis, the California program focuses on field verification and testing of ... [continue reading]
A San Francisco Bay Area row house is launched to a high standard of whole-house performance, comfort, and beauty. [continue reading]
North Americans have quickly become the most-housed people in the history of humanity. The average detached single-family house built today has almost 2,500 square feet of floor area, and fewer than three people live in it. ... [continue reading]
After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...