New Director of Membership at Building Performance Association?
Kim Dresser has spent her 30-plus-year career working for professional and trade associations in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Fields in which she has worked include mental health, waste and recycling, wind energy, intermodal, ...
Training in the 21st Century: From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side
Imagine you have just walked into the classroom. Right now the teacher is standing at the front, explaining some of the finer details of the second law of thermodynamics. The students are sitting at tables, ... [continue reading]
Multifamily Blower Door Testing
With the recent increase in multifamily housing construction, combined with some builders’ desire to seek green certifications, establishing a user-friendly blower door test protocol that achieves repeatable results would allow multifamily buildings to achieve ... [continue reading]
DOE's Home Case Study - It's All in the (Envelope) Details
“It can’t be done.” Those words were enough to motivate building science educator and consultant Tom Fullam of Vassalboro, Maine, to build his first high-performance house. The home achieved a HERS ... [continue reading]
Electronic Tape Measures
I visited several big-box stores and my local hardware store to collect information for this article on electronic tape measures. The dust on top of some of the packages was pretty thick, and there was ... [continue reading]
Where Were You 30 Years Ago?
I am writing this from Phnom Penh, where I am planning a regional meeting called Energy Wise: Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Services in Cambodia and Indochina. The meeting will bring together CEOs and business leaders ... [continue reading]
What's New with Manometers?
Imagine leaving your manometer in the basement while you are doing a combustion appliance zone (CAZ) test and then walking around the house, turning on fans, adjusting doors, energizing the air handler, all while you ... [continue reading]
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Our Blog Has Moved
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.