Postretrofit News and Analysis
Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ...
In single-family homes, and many multifamily homes and condominiums, the existing, nonimpact- rated windows and/or glass doors generally cannot be retrofitted to meet current impact standards and building ... [continue reading]
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]
Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. ...
Hawaii is notorious for leading the nation in aloha spirit—and solar power. Up to 53% of Hawaii’s ...