California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned
The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.
Asdal Builders achieved an 80% reduction in energy use in an existing home without sacrificing the comfort of the occupants. [continue reading]
Aging office worker tackles challenging superinsulated retrofit and lives to tell about it. [continue reading]
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]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...