Living Better with Less Energy
At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ...
At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ... [continue reading]
My wife Wen Lee and I are in the midst of renovating our rather generic three-bed, two-bath, 1,400 ft2 suburban Pasadena area home to be net zero energy. At the outset I decided it would be ... [continue reading]
Between 2012 and 2014, DOE sponsored the Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) study in 60 all-electric Florida homes. The purpose of the study, which was conducted by researchers at the Florida Solar Energy Center, was to establish annual energy ... [continue reading]
On a mission to help people make homes more energy efficient? So are we. Indow sells and installs interior window inserts in homes that help homeowners stay warmer in the winter and cooler in ... [continue reading]
It’s not every day that we get to work on our dream house… from a sustainability point of view. But that's what happened when we took on this remodel. On this project, ... [continue reading]
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 ... [continue reading]
My husband, Kurt Hurley, and I are homeowners with passion for green building, and we've managed to reduce the energy consumption of our 93-year-old house by 80% through a very detailed renovation following the Passive House (... [continue reading]
One of the more frequent questions fielded by Clean Energy Works is: What exactly is home performance, and why should I—a homeowner—invest in these upgrades? Practically speaking, a home is an ... [continue reading]
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.
As you probably know, 2020 will see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementing stricter rules concerning refrigerants in the United States. ...