The Ideal Quality Control Inspector
Many years ago I had the privilege of knowing Hector Romulus Demmel, a French Canadian backwoods guide who could do just about everything. He was an extraordinary fisherman, even though he didn’t like ...
Many years ago I had the privilege of knowing Hector Romulus Demmel, a French Canadian backwoods guide who could do just about everything. He was an extraordinary fisherman, even though he didn’t like ... [continue reading]
There’s a saying that goes “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Many companies put posters of this saying in their offices to encourage workers to collaborate to achieve a specific goal. It ... [continue reading]
The Habitat X Summer National Conference provides a collaborative meeting place for leaders from the energy efficiency, building performance, and utility industries. Now in our fifth year, we’ve become increasingly focused on creating ... [continue reading]
What do Home Performance Contractors (HPCs) do? Fundamentally, they ask homeowners what heating, cooling and ventilation problems they have and take care of fixing them. As with other services an HVAC contractor provides, it boils ... [continue reading]
In residential construction—much more than in commercial construction—there are a surprising number of green building rating systems. These systems have different criteria to rate green buildings. This leaves homebuyers, builders, and ... [continue reading]
Imagine you have just walked into the classroom. Right now the teacher is standing at the front, explaining some of the finer details of the second law of thermodynamics. The students are sitting at tables, ... [continue reading]
RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard
RESNET and the New Buildings Institute have joined forces to promote net zero energy homes and develop an American consensus ...
In 2008, California set a bold new goal for its homebuilders. The California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan makes it ...