How We Turned Our House Into a Giant Foam Box
My wife Wen Lee and I are in the midst of renovating our rather generic three-bed, two-bath, 1,400 ft2 suburban Pasadena area home to be net zero energy. At the outset I decided it would be ...
I read your article “Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty,” from the 2005 Special Issue (p. 32), with great interest. The crawlspace in our new home is built over a 4-inch cement floor over plastic ... [continue reading]
Oregon boasts a national reputation for being green, both in its mountain watersheds and in environmental awareness. For nearly five years, residential customers of Oregon’s largest electric and gas providers have been receiving ... [continue reading]
Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]
In most U.S. cities, single-family homes make up the single largest source of demand for water. [continue reading]
Q I live in a 1920s Wardman row house in Washington, D.C. The house has a cast-iron radiator heating system. I hired a local contractor to do some bathroom renovations. It was necessary to ... [continue reading]
For an increasing number of Californians, renewable energy is an obvious choice. Harnessing the earth’s own inexhaustible energy—whether from the sun, wind, biomass, or other renewable sources—can reduce dependence ... [continue reading]
A San Francisco business takes a holistic and systematic approach to home energy conservation by coupling clean energy technologies and energy efficiency. [continue reading]
As part of a coalition of residential energy efficiency organizations including the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), Building Performance ...
The concept for this document came from members of the AIACC, who are embracing the architect’s role in ...