When Above Average Is Not Good Enough
Let’s imagine two neighboring families on a residential block—the Joneses and the Smiths. Their homes are of comparable size and age, and both are families of four, living typical middle-class lifestyles. ...
After attending a building science seminar put on by Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program, Mark Furst's eyes were opened to the importance of energy efficiency, and his career as a home inspector took a radical turn. [continue reading]
A panel of successful Home Performance with Energy Star contractors gives candid answers to questions about auditing homes and correcting problems in ways that make customers happy and their businesses thrive. [continue reading]
Not your average homeowners - this couple has kept energy use data for 37 years. [continue reading]
The only change in the family lifestyle was learning to turn on the power to an electronic device before using it. [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]
Improving the Energy Performance of Homes and Households [continue reading]
In Midwest houses where little or no ductwork runs though unconditioned spaces, normal assumptions about duct leakage to the outside may not apply. [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) ...