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. ...
An infrared camera can become a top tool in your home performance toolbox. [continue reading]
Today, hand-held devices are smaller and easier to use and can be extended very easily with a wide variety of both software and hardware add-ons. [continue reading]
The potential returns of using IR thermography for retrofitting of existing homes are immense. [continue reading]
Controlling the flow of air through the exterior building enclosure is critical. But controlling the flow of air between suites and common spaces within the building is also important. [continue reading]
In most U.S. cities, single-family homes make up the single largest source of demand for water. [continue reading]
For an increasing number of Californians, renewable energy is an obvious choice. Harnessing the earth’s own inexhaustible energy—whether from the sun, wind, biomass, or other renewable sources—can reduce dependence ... [continue reading]
You probably never considered the power consumption of those Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets (fondly known as GFCIs) in bathrooms, kitchens, ...
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Pearl Certification are now collaborating to ensure that the Home Energy Rating System (...