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 ...
A new Habitat for Humanity-built home is a net producer of energy, having met and exceeded its zero-energy goal. [continue reading]
Energy Star homes in Phoenix save energy, but there is still room for improvement. [continue reading]
If you need convincing about the marketability of green building, author Jerry Yudelson offers up a dozen reasons why green is the way to go. &... [continue reading]
Given likely future events, homes should be designed to maintain livable conditions even when power supplies are interrupted. [continue reading]
LaHouse became an ironically timely and greatly needed exhibition of hazard-resistant, energy-efficient homebuilding systems. [continue reading]
Progress Energy Florida is committed to finding cleaner and more efficient ways to generate electricity. That commitment extends to the exploration of alternative energies in research projects such as ... [continue reading]
In 2005, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). One provision of this act is a $2,000 per home business tax credit for builders who ... [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...