Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits
Round-robin energy audits and a building science stakeholder survey help to inform technical and policy discussions for single-family homes.
In Midwest houses where little or no ductwork runs though unconditioned spaces, normal assumptions about duct leakage to the outside may not apply. [continue reading]
Good intentions abound worldwide for improvements in energy efficiency in efforts to curb the effects of global warming, with governments mandating enormous cuts in C02 emissions. In Europe, where I live, the buildings sector is ... [continue reading]
An infrared camera can become a top tool in your home performance toolbox. [continue reading]
After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...