The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs [continue reading]
On an ongoing basis, California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), develop programs designed to promote residential energy efficiency. In 2010, recognizing ... [continue reading]
More money than ever before is being invested in residential whole-building retrofit programs, but these funds are largely geared toward single-family homeowners. Can we continue to ignore the roughly one-third of us who live in apartments? [continue reading]
It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [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]
In the midst of this century's first energy and housing crisis, we can learn a lot from the years following the Carter Presidency - no sweaters required. [continue reading]
Rising energy costs, climate change, and shifts in utility pricing are driving a new round of energy legislation at the state level. Many states decided to move ahead on new legislation to mitigate the effects ... [continue reading]
Technology innovations proven to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts in other industries are now gaining acceptance in the U.S. pool-building industry. Variable-frequency drive technology, widely adopted in other industries that demand hydraulic efficiency, ... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...