Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again
The rules regarding home energy savings are changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that many of the old energy-saving dictums are now obsolete. If, for instance, you look at the top energy-saving ...
As I reported in a previous article in Home Energy, this all started in August 2010, when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the ... [continue reading]
With today’s escalating energy costs, the residential construction industry is seeing the advantage of automated building controls as a means to help its customers save energy. Home builders, home performance contractors, and HVAC ... [continue reading]
We live in a time characterized by choice. As consumers, we have an endless variety of options, whatever goods or services we want to purchase. This is both a blessing and a curse. Students and ... [continue reading]
Looking back at the past 20 years, think how the energy industry has evolved. It used to be that a representative from the power company would walk the neighborhood once a month to take a reading ... [continue reading]
Over the years, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has gone through a number of significant changes, trying to become more scientific and technical. There has been frequent controversy, however, about how tight a house should ... [continue reading]
I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...