New and Notable: November/December 2013
NYSERDA’s HPwES Program Completes 50,000 Projects The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the achievement of a major milestone for its Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program, with ...
Caroma’s High-Efficiency Toilet Caroma has recently rolled out its Profile Smart toilet and integrated sink. Like all Caroma toilets, the Profile Smart is dual flush, using 1.28 gallons of water per flush (gpf) for ... [continue reading]
Rebuilding America’s Communities Every 80 minutes, another low-income family moves into a better place to live with the help of the Enterprise Foundation, a nonprofit group rebuilding homes, neighborhoods, and lives across the country. ... [continue reading]
ACI News By all measures, ACI’s Northwest Conference 2009, held in Portland, Oregon on February 3–5, was a resounding success. Over 500 people, more than have attended any previous regional ACI conference, enjoyed a day ... [continue reading]
WEATHERIZATION AWARDS A key goal of the Obama administration is to increase the number of homes weatherized annually from 140,000 to 1 million. To achieve this goal, the House version of an economic stimulus package increased ... [continue reading]
Caroma Receives Awards for Innovation Caroma, maker of high-quality bathroom products, recently introduced two bathroom fixtures, one of them, the Profile Smart, won recognition in Popular Mechanics magazine’s Breakthrough Product Awards, 2008. The Profile ... [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) ...