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 ...
Complex building designs make even the best-laid plans for home performance hard to fulfill. [continue reading]
Every new building technology comes with new problems along with its benefits, and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are no different. SIPs are made of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between ... [continue reading]
In order to make energy-efficient and comfortable new houses, California builders need to pay more attention to the details. [continue reading]
Some scientists and builders of manufactured homes figured out how to make them more energy efficient, using new materials but the same old factory. [continue reading]
Creating a cutting edge home is exciting, and so is getting a chance to demonstrate to other builders, Realtors, and community residents that the promises of green building can ... [continue reading]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tuskegee University strike a balance between energy efficiency and affordability. [continue reading]
Manufactured homes are affordable to many. A study points the way to making them healthy by dealing with moisture problems. [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...