The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces
The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...
This is an excerpt from a conversation I had with Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance tinkerer, at the 2009 ACEEE Hot Water Conference last June 2009. [continue reading]
Residential Efficiency Program now pending on Capitol Hill would jump-start home energy retrofits nationwide. [continue reading]
It is anticipated that most, if not all, large U.S. cities will adopt programs to improve the energy efficiency of homes and commercial buildings. [continue reading]
The mythic mortgage product explained, with examples. [continue reading]
One man is offering middle-class home buyers a chance to purchase affordable, energy-efficient, and trendy homes - complete with granite countertops and other high-end amenities. [continue reading]
The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [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 ...