Postretrofit News and Analysis
Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ...
Yavapai College's Residential Building Technology (RBT) program has been recognized many times over for its energy-efficient, green, and affordable homes - homes that are constructed by students in the program. [continue reading]
This green building nonprofit is working to green western North Carolina, one house at a time. [continue reading]
Which saves more energy—turning off your faucet or turning off your lights? If you guessed turning off your lights, think again. Running your faucet for 5 minutes can use as much energy as running ... [continue reading]
How much is 25 million gallons of water? Enough to fill 200 million 16-oz bottles. Enough bottles to keep you busy for the next 60 years, if you decide to count them down in “99 bottles ... [continue reading]
In 2005, Habitat for Humanity of Detroit built 30 homes as part of the Jimmy Carter Work Project. All 30 homes were certified as Energy Star compliant. [continue reading]
The dry-pack option offers an alternative to supercompetitive fiberglass insulation bidding or high-end spray foam installations. [continue reading]
The Zero-Energy Manufactured Home (ZEMH) program demonstrates, evaluates, and promotes innovative energy-saving technologies for use in HUD-code housing. [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) ...