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 ...
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]
This spring,my neighbor poured a slab for an addition over “R-10” bubble pack. He was taken aback when I told him that the claimed insulating value ... [continue reading]
A new Scarborough Report has found that 56% of homeowners who invest money in home improvements spend over $1,000. The question is, ...
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) said California residents can save the equivalent of four million barrels of oil yearly, ...