Bailey Family Earns Bragging Rights
Our attempt to improve the energy efficiency of our home began in 2008, after the electrical portion of our utility bill soared over $400. We had long been resigned to a steep energy bill, in part because ...
Only 52% of new homes complied with California's Title-24 energy code requirements in a field audit of 96 houses built in 1993. [continue reading]
Stop living in the confusing, one-dimensional realm of monocolor pressure hoses. [continue reading]
In 1978, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published Project Retro-Tech to provide all states a manual technique for identifying low-income weatherization measures that would produce the most energy savings per dollar spent. [continue reading]
During one of Professor Hiroshi Yoshino's visits, we went out to dinner at Cafe Venezia. The restaurant was crowded but the pasta was tasty (even though I knew that he would have preferred his native Japanese cuisine). As usual, I was talking too much--we were sharing a large carafe of wine--and so the discussion drifted to the subject of being an expert witness at a trial. [continue reading]
Heating contractors, inspectors, and energy auditors all have different approaches to inspecting combustion appliances. Combustion problems come in various sizes and shapes, and individual tests may not by themselves prove if the house is actually safe. [continue reading]
Keeping a home cool in the summer yet warm in the winter is a tough request. The choice of quantity ...
It has come to my attention that there may be a building science-based conflict in the language of the 2012 International ...