Beyond Building: Training for the Green-Collar Economy
Ely Flores, a 2005 graduate of a YouthBuild program in Los Angeles, is a Grid Alternatives outreach manager and works with low-income families to install solar panels to reduce their home energy costs. At Greenbuild 2012 in ...
Lee O’Neal traces his development as a HERS rater back to the time when his company, NSpects Ltd., inspected a home in a Virginia subdivision.This home ... [continue reading]
What you’re doing is going to make all of our work worthwhile,” a colleague said to me as I packed my things up following a recent presentation. This vote of confidence came ... [continue reading]
The number of concrete homes is growing, and now there is software available to correctly size HVAC equipment in these homes. In 1993, the above-grade concrete wall market for single-family detached ... [continue reading]
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are taking on the second biggest energy user in the home—hot water. One way to minimize water-heating energy is to ... [continue reading]
The International Codes Council (ICC) recently approved sweeping changes to the residential chapters of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the national model code that is the basis for ... [continue reading]
Today’s housing market is incredibly competitive. Constructing homes that sell and that continue to delight homeowners for years ...
When most people think about ways to save energy in their home, their minds first go to insulation. It makes ...