Part 1: Evaluation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps as Supplemental and Full System Retrofits in a Hot-Humid Climate
More stringent energy efficiency standards and the demand for higher efficiency are increasing the popularity of technologies such as mini-split heat pumps (MSHPs). The market for ductless heat pumps is growing 10–30% annually. The U....
Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]
Almost all of our electricity is produced by large centralized power plants that supply power to the electric grid. Only one-third of the fuel energy supplied to these coal and natural gas power plants is ... [continue reading]
How much energy and money do homeowners save - or lose - by replacing incandescent lights with CFLs? [continue reading]
Q . Is it feasible to retrofit cast-iron single-pipe steam radiators to work on hot water from a new combined heating/domestic hot water (DHW) system? And if so, would it ever make sense ... [continue reading]
Most homeowners like to have the option of using the fireplace once in a while. I operate Grading Spaces LLC, Home Inspection and Performance Analysis, serving residences in southern Wisconsin since 2002. It’s the ... [continue reading]
If CFLs decrease cooling loads compared to incandescents, but increase heating loads, do they save energy overall? [continue reading]
During the heating and cooling seasons of 2002ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“2003, the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) ran a series of trials to determine actual energy savings from thermostat setback and setforward. [continue reading]
Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready ...
When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients ...