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 ...
The existing housing stock is where action must be taken to manage energy use and carbon emissions. Buildings represent 43% of carbon emissions in the United States and provide an actionable and cost-effective carbon mitigation strategy. ... [continue reading]
Not your average homeowners - this couple has kept energy use data for 37 years. [continue reading]
We go back, back, way back - to look at a home built in the Colonial style in 1928, as it undergoes a thoroughly modern retrofit. [continue reading]
Trace the last 25 years of applied building science through the eyes of one knowledgeable homeowner. [continue reading]
On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]
Of all the topics I've written about for Home Energy, energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs) have generated the most questions. There seems to be a lack of understanding about this Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program among home ... [continue reading]
What part of the word "comfort" doesn't the home performance industry understand? Most of it, says Tony Woods of ZERODRAFT. [continue reading]
When considering installing solar in your home, it can be difficult to decide who to trust. There are many companies ...
Last year was a great year for HPXML, the open data transfer standard for the residential energy efficiency industry. We ...