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 ...
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab offers a look into ten of California's cutting-edge deep energy retrofits. [continue reading]
Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy and launched the Home Energy Squad to help homeowners make snap, yet sound, decisions when it comes to saving energy. [continue reading]
Inspired by Vice President Joe Biden’s vision to expand job opportunities and make residential buildings more energy efficient, the Recovery Through Retrofit Workforce Working Group has developed and released the Workforce Guidelines for ... [continue reading]
It’s easy to talk about building new houses that are energy efficient. When you build from the ground up, you can do anything—the thickest insulation, the best sealants, the most efficient ... [continue reading]
New standardized work specifications aim to eliminate work defects and transform the retrofit industry. [continue reading]
Much is learned from a side-by-side study of a retrofit home and standard-built home. [continue reading]
The Residential Building Research Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on improving the energy efficiency of, and reducing carbon emissions from, approximately 130 million U.S. homes. Cost-effective improvements in the energy efficiency ... [continue reading]
The sustainability movement has swept across the construction industry. Green homebuilding has grown in favor because of its health benefits, ...
In a time when climate change is becoming a familiar topic and living more sustainably is being sought out by ...