May/June 2016 Contributors

April 28, 2016
May/June 2016
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2016 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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Katherine Cort

Low-E Storm Windows Gain Acceptance as a Home Weatherization Measure

If you are looking to upgrade low-performing windows in your home, and a full window replacement isn’t practical, low-e storm windows can be a great energy-efficient alternative, says Katherine Cort. “Low-e windows provide similar energy savings to a full replacement for about one-third of the cost.”

Katherine Cort

What you didn’t know about her: “I spend a lot of time hanging out in the stands at various school sporting and music events, trying to keep up with my three daughters.”




Amy Dryden

Amy Dryden

Thoughtful Design Is the Key to Reducing Home Water Use

The major takeaway for Amy Dryden’s article is that “there is an opportunity to think about water use from a systemwide perspective to achieve deep water and energy savings.”

Dryden is one of the technical leads of the GreenPoint Rated program. In 2009, the California Building Association recognized GreenPoint Rated over its own certification program. “It was a big moment for us,” says Dryden.

What you didn’t know about her: “I built a redwood strip canoe 17 years ago that we still paddle in today.”


Jeff Farlow

Jeff Farlow

Pooled Resources

While Jeff Farlow has plenty to be proud of in his career, a highlight for him was receiving the Energy Star Partner of the Year award for three consecutive years.

In this issue, he writes about energy-efficient pool pumps and wants readers to know that “the swimming pool’s filtration pump can be the most cost-effective home upgrade available and should be a top consideration when evaluating a home for energy savings.”

What you didn’t know about him: “I served six years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-reactor operator on submarines.”


Griffin Hagle

Griffin Hagle

Fortune Favors the Cold: Sustainable Arctic Shelters in the Twilight of Oil"

“The dramatic changes in the Arctic are early evidence that when it comes to housing and energy choices, we should play the cards we have now with the expectation that we may not have as strong a hand in the future,” says author Griffin Hagle about his article in this issue.

What you didn’t know about him: “I own what is probably the northernmost blower door in the United States—by a few city blocks.”

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