When Retrofitting A/C, Do the Ducts Too?
Three contractors weigh in on the often complicated decision homeowners have to make when repairing, reconfiguring, or replacing their ducts.
EPA is adding an indoor air quality segment to the already well-known Energy Star programs - the Energy Star Indoor Air Package (IAP). [continue reading]
Although the use of CFLs is steadily spreading, public understanding about how to dispose of them responsibly has not kept pace. [continue reading]
When we home energy folks decided to identify “building performance” as a description for our work, little did we know what a Pandora’s box we opened. This identification now requires us ... [continue reading]
Since today’s houses are now tightened for air conditioning as well as heating, there is less and less natural ventilation in our homes. This means that additional forms of mechanical ... [continue reading]
Training in the whole-house approach to home performance gives contractors the ability to save lives as well as energy. [continue reading]
A better tomorrow for all of us depends on creating healthy living conditions for children in affordable housing. [continue reading]
The longer mold grows, the greater the potential hazard and the harder it is to control. [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 ...