The Changing Role of a Rater
One man's history of HERS from the beginning to now.
RESNET Now Offers Insurance Opportunity With the attention given in the mass media to mold problems in buildings and the coverage of costly litigation regarding mold and indoor air ... [continue reading]
The HERS industry debates incorporating new end uses into a HERS score. [continue reading]
HERS ratings have been structured to be as independent of occupant behavior as possible. Maybe that premise should be reexamined. [continue reading]
If you were shopping for a home and found one that was well-built, comfortable, had lower-than-average monthly energy costs, and required no additional income to pay for it, would you stop shopping? [continue reading]
The Department of Energy (DOE) is quietly exploring solutions to the site/source energy problem or, more specifically, to the way electricity is compared to other fuels. [continue reading]
Home energy ratings have had a turbulent history in the United States. The economic promise and business risks of a national system to score the energy use of housing have attracted serious attention and have sometimes turned into a battlefield. Many of the political issues affecting ratings have been addressed, but some major issues remain. [continue reading]
At last April's Affordable Comfort conference, I conducted a small HERS experiment to examine the relative variability of ratings in new and older homes. [continue reading]
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...