Postretrofit News and Analysis
Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ...
The American dream of homeownership for all is not particularly healthy these days. Housing prices in some areas have already returned to pre-Great Recession (2006) levels. According to the Trulia real estate website, the median price ... [continue reading]
Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ... [continue reading]
With unswerving dedication to high architectural ideals, Make It Right is winning over a sometimes-skeptical public. [continue reading]
Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their ... [continue reading]
A home with a modest start wins the Most Energy-Efficient Home of the Year award for 2010 over 302 other EarthCraft-certified homes. [continue reading]
With few banks loaning money and a more competitive market, how can high-performance new-home builders market their homes? Here are some success stories. [continue reading]
During his 14-year career with the Salvation Army, Captain Ethan Frizzell has followed the Army’s traditional leadership-development path, moving routinely up the ladder from leadership positions that serve relatively small populations to those ... [continue reading]
Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was ...
Communities that prepare for disasters are more resilient; their businesses reopen faster, houses suffer less damage so homeowners return to ...