Finding the Multi-Tool House
What do you think about when you want to buy or rent a home? This article shows the difference (as well as the similarities!) between the considerations that a designer and a seasoned homeowner have ...
Most conservation and demand-side management managers can agree that conserving energy is much more cost-effective than securing additional energy resources. Consequently, various innovative conservation and pricing strategies are being tested and adopted by utilities as ... [continue reading]
The key to a happy client is not just work that's done well, but work that involves the client's participation in the project. [continue reading]
The nation's first large-scale real-time pricing program began in 2003 in the metropolitan Chicago area. It's credited with a 3% decrease in customer energy use in the summer. [continue reading]
In 1998 the Canadian federal government signed on to the Kyoto Protocol with a stated goal of reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. This is a difficult level to achieve, and every ... [continue reading]
This is the final installment of my series on green residential building. In this column, I want to emphasize the importance of residential behavior on green buildings. There are a number of actions and behaviors ... [continue reading]
Some pundits have suggested that the next international conflicts will not be over oil, but over water. Not long ago, an uproar was stirred in our area in the upper Midwest when it was discovered ... [continue reading]
Comfort Partners has helped more than 27,000 New Jersey households better manage their utility costs by saving energy. [continue reading]
Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...
Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...