• Lessons from the Grissom Lane Net Zero Apartments

    Grissom Lane Apartments are affordable homes for seniors and the first EarthCraft Virginia Net Zero Certified homes in the state.

    Read More

  • Passive Returns: A Study in Ten Homes

    Data helps quantify the benefits of a passive-return system.

    Read More

  • RENEW Your Subscription


    Access premium content online or in print.

    Renew Today!

  • HERO Program Adds Value

    Communities across the country are pursuing programs that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

    Read More

  • Sign Up for Training Programs

    Advance your career as a home performance professional or list your training program for free.

    Go Now

  • A Solar Myth Bites the Dust

    After doing the math, PV and a heat pump appeared to beat solar thermal for water heating.

    Read More

    Momentum in the Healthy-Homes Movement

    Momentum in the Healthy-Homes Movement

    By Dana Bartolomei and Michael Bodaken

    Integrating Energy Efficiency with Healthy-Home Upgrades
    Fall 2016 Contributors

    Fall 2016 Contributors

    Anthony Denzer “Why Don’t We Build Better Houses?” In this article, Anthony Denzer warns us that we may be caught ...
    Connected Devices for Home Performance

    Connected Devices for Home Performance

    By Chris Dorsi

    There’s a movement afoot in the home performance industry, and it’s being driven by a combination of technology, business, and ...
    Shadyside Passive House

    Shadyside Passive House

    By Laura Nettleton

    The Victorian house in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had been re-muddled several times and was in dilapidated condition. Thoughtful Balance (TB), a ...
    RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    By Shawna Henderson

    The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear ...
    3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

    3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

    By Macie Melendez

    I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no ...
    Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

    Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

    By Nicholas Jones and Jennifer Parsons

    As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more ...
    10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

    10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

    By Gabe Lieb

    As with other client businesses, when it comes to making it as a contractor, professionalism is everything. Rightly ...

    Latest Tweets from @HomeEnergyMag

    Wednesday Oct 26 - 11:13am
    RT@PatStanton1: What are the two major characteristics of successful home-performance contractors?@HPCTweets Brian Castelli https://t.co/…

    Wednesday Oct 26 - 11:12am
    RT@HPCTweets: HPC Newsletter featuring Partner News & Industry Artciles by@HomeEnergyMag@HeatSpring@TheHill@UtilityDive https://t.co/l…

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:18pm
    RT@RenewFinancial: Well said Brian Castelli!#HomePerformance is all about education!@HPCTweets , great read! https://t.co/BE2rheo1tv

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:16pm
    RT@ENERGY: Kudos to@UCBerkeley for saving more than $6 million on#energy! 👏👏👏https://t.co/UK6vrA8rnV@BetterBldgsDOE#ActOnClimate https…

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:15pm
    RT@livingbuilding: Seattle:1st city in US to incentivize#LivingBuildings w/pilot program. See new provisions in the legislation https://t…

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:13pm
    RT@CodeWarriorRon: From today's ICC Hearings, RE-114: NRDC attempted to lower flow rates of lavatory faucets to save energy. NAHB, PMI, AS…

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:13pm
    RT@CodeWarriorRon: From Code hearing: ERI numbers up, but backstop becomes 2015 IECC if on-site generation used. Rare compromise involved…

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:12pm
    RT@ACFHHS: Just Announced: New funding released today helps low-income families w/ heating and weatherization costs#LIHEAP https://t.co/v…

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 8:07pm
    RT@EVDrivedotcom: Why Silicon Valley's top execs are obsessed with taking walks https://t.co/3Y0bkojc9X

    Tuesday Oct 25 - 6:28pm
    Checkout@ENERGY's Direct Current Postcast Episode 6: Energy Ghostbusters! https://t.co/lphO7Msyp9

    Earn BPI CEU credits
    Home Performance with EnergyStar
    SPONSORED CONTENT Insulated, Air-Sealed Drapes Learn more! Watch Video
    Email Newsletter

    Home Energy E-Newsletter

    Sign up for our free monthly

    How can Home Energy serve you better?

    Let us know how by taking our short reader survey.

    Take the survey