Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo
Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’...
Home Energy traditionally reports on innovations on the customer side of the meter--how customers use and conserve energy. We generally ignore events on the utility side--that complex organization which generates, transmits, and distributes energy to homes. [continue reading]
This issue contains an article about the annual European appliance exhibition, Domotechnica, which attracts an international collection of manufacturers displaying their latest products and concepts. [continue reading]
It's become fashionable to talk about the house as a system. Is this just another expression that impresses customers and helps building performance experts sell their services? [continue reading]
Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) are an inherently reasonable idea. If consumers are aware of a home's energy efficiency prior to purchase, they can factor energy costs into their offering price, budget operating costs, and roll efficiency investments into the mortgage. [continue reading]
If you read only the news headlines, it's easy to believe that investments in energy conservation have gone the way of the dodo bird. [continue reading]
Home Energy, conducted a roundtable of four energy monitoring experts. We present edited an (and expurgated) version of the discussion in this issue (p. 37). As the roundtable s moderator, I kept a low profile, but here I can tell you what struck me during the conversation. [continue reading]
There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...
There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...