• 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

    What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

    What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

    By Kim Tanner

    The latest International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) sets a high bar for residential energy efficiency, and slowly but surely states are moving toward more ...
    Health and Household-Related Benefits of DOE's WAP

    Health and Household-Related Benefits of DOE's WAP

    By Beth Hawkins and Bruce Tonn

    DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) invests public funds to weatherize privately owned low-income housing. There is an active debate about the value ...
    Why Don't We Build Better Houses?

    Why Don't We Build Better Houses?

    By Anthony Denzer

    Did you know that the solar house was a popular concept in the 1940s, and that architects like Fred Keck, an American modernist architect ...
    SEEK and FLIR Disrupt IR Camera Technology

    SEEK and FLIR Disrupt IR Camera Technology

    By David Kaufman

    Infrared (IR) cameras have gotten better and cheaper over the last couple of decades. New products from upstart SEEK Thermal and old-timer FLIR verge ...
    Designing Turtletown: Part 1

    Designing Turtletown: Part 1

    By Kenneth Black

    We have all had an idea about the place we live and a desire to improve it in ...
    No B.S.

    No B.S.

    By Anthony Denzer

    Homebuilders impress me. I know many; they’re great people. Honest, hardworking. They have a lot of ...
    Problem Solved: How to Select a Water Heater for a Tiny House

    Problem Solved: How to Select a Water Heater for a Tiny House

    By Chas Kerin

    When homeowners decide to downsize, many might question how many bedrooms they need, bathrooms they want and whether ...
    Selling Solar to Real Estate Investors

    Selling Solar to Real Estate Investors

    By Jonathan Deesing

    Savvy real estate investors and developers are always looking for smart ways to stand out and improve their ...

    Latest Tweets from @HomeEnergyMag

    Monday Oct 24 - 7:48pm
    RT@RDHBuildings: VIDEO: How is airtightness testing crucial to ensuring optimal building performance? https://t.co/xVkwPqbh0O https://t.co…

    Monday Oct 24 - 2:16pm
    New post from Home Energy: [Blog] How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality? https://t.co/UTrue9KZ7w

    Monday Oct 24 - 11:18am
    RT@ottomate: IoT devices partly to blame for latest DDoS attack - https://t.co/QXIuQiOTDC#IoT#security#ddos

    Saturday Oct 22 - 10:15pm
    RT@PassiveHouseCal: Double-dare you to download a free copy of 'Passive House Buildings: California's Energy Future' https://t.co/hKpK8spj…

    Saturday Oct 22 - 1:28pm
    RT@colbyfdailey: Interested in impact of affordable housing on health? Register for the Health + Housing Summit now! https://t.co/4LxvuzB8…

    Saturday Oct 22 - 2:14am
    RT@NAAEEStaff: "Environmental education is the most critical need that North America has..."-@DavidSuzuki during#NAAEE2016 opening keynot…

    Saturday Oct 22 - 2:06am
    RT@AmandaLStinton: A great read from@sheltongrp that's worth a look for#REALTORS and anyone working with EE in existing homes. https://t…

    Saturday Oct 22 - 2:05am
    RT@TheKimLundgren: Great session on communication! Choose words carefully.@sheltongrp#BECC2016 https://t.co/JLvHWZgScm

    Saturday Oct 22 - 2:04am
    RT@BECCconference: Key elements to consider when addressing#institutional#behaviorchange: engage, educate, enable, and evaluate!@Berkel

    Saturday Oct 22 - 2:00am
    RT@ashKSV: Where do millennials get their energy info? The internet, friends & family, NOT utilities or energy efficiency orgs. #BECC2016

    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