The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]
Fresno's Housing Authority keeps energy expenditures low and economic savings high with its new evaporative coolers. [continue reading]
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Utilities Systems, has long supported builders who construct energy-efficient new homes. [continue reading]
Energy efficiency programs face an uncertain future in the changing electricity marketplace, as funding declines. But some states have placed a public-benefits charge on electricity purchases and put that money into energy efficiency measures. [continue reading]
Anticipating the greater demand for customer service under electric utility restructuring, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), on April 1, 1997, launched its Heating, Cooling & Comfort Guarantee (TEP Guarantee) home certification program. [continue reading]
Between 1993 and 1997, U.S. utilities cut their combined investment in energy-saving programs by 45%--or $736 million--largely in response to industry deregulation. [continue reading]
The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]
Fifteen forward-looking utilities are offering their residential customers a chance to perform energy audits on their own homes, any time of the day, for free. The customers can simply go to the utility's Web site, enter their utility account number, and spend 30 minutes answering questions on-line about their home, appliances, and usage patterns. [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...