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 ...
One man is offering middle-class home buyers a chance to purchase affordable, energy-efficient, and trendy homes - complete with granite countertops and other high-end amenities. [continue reading]
The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]
Not your average homeowners - this couple has kept energy use data for 37 years. [continue reading]
We go back, back, way back - to look at a home built in the Colonial style in 1928, as it undergoes a thoroughly modern retrofit. [continue reading]
Trace the last 25 years of applied building science through the eyes of one knowledgeable homeowner. [continue reading]
On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]
Of all the topics I've written about for Home Energy, energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs) have generated the most questions. There seems to be a lack of understanding about this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program among home ... [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 ...