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 ...
Favorite Multifamily Retrofits, Part 2
Energy Storage, Low-Flow Aerators, and Ventilation [continue reading]
Favorite Multifamily Retrofits
Which retrofit is better: changing the boiler or changing the lighting? There are so many possibilities for multifamily buildings that choosing the "best" retrofit depends a lot on your definition. Are you after the most ... [continue reading]
Noninvasive Energy Retrofit of a Group Home for 40% Energy Savings
Our firm, Newport Partners, acted as the lead consultant on an occupant-in-place energy efficiency retrofit of a Sasha Bruce Youthwork group home in Washington, D.C. Project sponsors included DOE Building America, HomeAid DC, Home ... [continue reading]
Energy Retrofit of a Typical Three-Story Multifamily Building
Measured Results and Lessons Learned [continue reading]
Measuring Savings: A Postretrofit Analysis of 436 Chicago Bungalows
Since 2006, the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association (HCBA) has provided more than 2,500 energy efficiency grants to low- and moderate-income bungalow owners throughout the city of Chicago. [continue reading]
A Deeper Look into My Deep Energy Retrofit
My wife and I live in a Title 24 house built in 2004 in Stockton, California. It is a 1,883 ft2 ranch, slab-on-grade, with 9-foot ceilings, double-pane low-e vinyl -framed horizontal slider windows, installed R-30 ceiling insulation (effective ... [continue reading]
The Case for an Energy Benefit
A Study of The Clinton Foundation's HEAL Program [continue reading]
California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned
The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work. [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.