Creating Healthy and Energy-Efficient Housing
What Does the Research Tell Us?
New Department of Energy guidelines encourage state weatherization programs to adopt "advanced diagnostics," including blower doors and infrared thermography. [continue reading]
A small agency in Oregon is enticing landlords to weatherize their properties by making them an offer they can't refuse. [continue reading]
Since 1976, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has operated the Weatherization Assistance Program, the nation's largest energy conservation program (WAP). [continue reading]
As part of its new low-income weatherization program for manufactured housing, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is requiring mechanical ventilation in dwellings that receive other standard measures despite the fact that there's no mechanical venting requirement for retrofits of low-income, site-built housing. [continue reading]
While families in southern climates use a considerable amount of energy during the cooling season, conservation programs aimed at reducing air conditioning electricity consumption usually only target homes with central air conditioning, reflecting a general belief that homes with window units can't produce significant savings. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...