Seeing the Possibilities with the Water-Energy Nexus
As building performance professionals, we see the world differently than most people. We see the interconnections between west-facing glass and occupant comfort, hidden airflow and insulation performance. Thanks to that ability to see things differently, ...
Did Cash for Appliances Work?
It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]
Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home
Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]
Solar Improvements for the Home
Once homeowners commit to one form of solar improvement, they soon start inquiring about other options as well. Here's how to answer their need and grow your business. [continue reading]
A Label That Makes Sense
America is a thirsty nation. Between 1950 and 2005, the U.S. population doubled, while our demand on water supplies more than tripled. Although water is relatively inexpensive, the cost to repair our nation’s aging ... [continue reading]
Converting From Steam To Hot Water
Q . Is it feasible to retrofit cast-iron single-pipe steam radiators to work on hot water from a new combined heating/domestic hot water (DHW) system? And if so, would it ever make sense ... [continue reading]
Looking for a Comfortable Low-Flow Shower Experience
Q. John Koeller notes how the plumbing industry has taken advantage of the lack of any prohibition against multiple head and body spray luxury shower installations resulting in many very high flow installations (“... [continue reading]
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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.