How to Become a Home Performance Superhero
What do Home Performance Contractors (HPCs) do? Fundamentally, they ask homeowners what heating, cooling and ventilation problems they have and take care of fixing them. As with other services an HVAC contractor provides, it boils ...
As occupant health and safety becomes a pressing issue for the building community, the Affordable Comfort Conference provided the perfect backdrop for the rollout of new educational exhibit, the "Telltale House." [continue reading]
Energy Northwest '98, the best-known energy conference in the Pacific Northwest, drew more than 350 people to Eugene, Oregon on April 13-17 to attend tutorials, listen to speakers, browse vendor booths, and take part in workshops. [continue reading]
Housing cannot be truly affordable unless it is affordable to live in. A new low-income housing development in Chicago, called Parkside Estates, uses energy-saving technologies to lower operating costs without increasing purchase price. [continue reading]
Builder education takes many forms. One of the most effective ways for builders to learn new techniques is to walk a construction site ask questions. When the site turns into a home where residents feel comfortable and save money, the students use the techniques they learned. [continue reading]
Promoters of whole-house diagnostics and construction have always puzzled over one question: how can you get subcontractors with expertise in various areas to work together, ensuring that the various systems they are responsible for (insulation, framing, HVAC, windows) work with all the other systems in a house? [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) ...