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 ...
About 10% of California residents use conventional electric water heating—a technology that’s expensive to operate and contributes to peak demand. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an efficient alternative, consuming less than ... [continue reading]
Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]
Every home has a story. When my family and I moved into our home in 1989, and for the next several years thereafter, we received all of our electricity from ... [continue reading]
According to a former NASA engineer, in the several years prior to the Challenger space shuttle accident, quality assurance—then known as quality control—at NASA had ... [continue reading]
Last December Denny Park, an affordable housing project in Seattle’s South Lake Union area, broke ground. When completed, the Denny Park Apartments will include 50 residential units over ... [continue reading]
Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million dollars every ...
The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is ...