California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned
The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.
Most steam heating systems in use today are oversized, and downsizing those systems can deliver attractive savings. [continue reading]
We would like to think that Bill and Hillary Clinton read the Home Energy editorial advising them to retrofit the White House (see "Dear Bill Clinton," Mar/Apr '93, p.2). [continue reading]
A series of projects conducted by Proctor Engineering Group over the course of several years evaluated potential energy savings in residential air conditioners and heat pumps through both mechanical modifications and duct repair (see "The Appliance Doctor Programs," p.48). [continue reading]
Does 40 billion kWh sound like a lot of energy? How about 4 billion therms? Researchers believe that's how much electrical and gas energy this country could save by fixing inefficient ducts using current techniques. [continue reading]
The Geltz Communications office started as half of a double garage in a two story town house. Despite its humble origins, I tried to make it as energy-efficient as possible. [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) ...