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.
The first challenge is to determine whether the problem is moisture condensing in the ceiling, or a roof leak, or both. To find out, look for penetrations in surfaces. [continue reading]
While politicians were debating how many billions in tax breaks should go to the energy industry and how much should go to renewable resources, home inspectors have been uncovering ... [continue reading]
Wet Georgia Crawlspace Q. I have too much moisture in the crawlspace of my 1971 single-level brick home in west central Georgia. Can you recommend a method to lower the moisture ... [continue reading]
The EarthCraft House Renovation program gives existing homes the green treatment. [continue reading]
This St. Louis, Missouri, teaching center promotes green building and home performance through its guided tours and training programs while serving as a model for green and energy-efficient design. [continue reading]
As was described in the last issue of Home Energy, Carol Markell, the magazine’s advertising and marketing manager, had volunteered her house for use during a training ... [continue reading]
Every home has a story. When my family and I moved into our home in 1989, and for the next several years thereafter, we received all of our electricity from ... [continue reading]
Artists converting old industrial buildings into studio live/work spaces is a familiar story in many urban areas, but the conversion of a decrepit former factory into Brookside Artists Housing came with numerous twists and turns. [continue reading]
I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...