California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned
The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.
Q I live in a 1920s Wardman row house in Washington, D.C. The house has a cast-iron radiator heating system. I hired a local contractor to do some bathroom renovations. It was necessary to ... [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]
A San Francisco business takes a holistic and systematic approach to home energy conservation by coupling clean energy technologies and energy efficiency. [continue reading]
Solar PV is becoming an increasingly popular option for generating electricity in urban and suburban homes. Three years ago Niels Wolter of Madison, Wisconsin, installed a 1.3 kW PV system on his family’s three-bedroom ... [continue reading]
Comfort Partners has helped more than 27,000 New Jersey households better manage their utility costs by saving energy. [continue reading]
After years of helping others make their homes more comfortable, a home performance professional turns his attention to his own home. [continue reading]
Build your crawlspaces to keep energy losses to a minimum, while also keeping your pipes from freezing. [continue reading]
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and ...
I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...