Editorial: Water Conservation
Sometimes less water means more energy
I just returned from three weeks in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. Residential energy use remains important in these countries, but in surprisingly different ways, and for different reasons. And energy is being saved in characteristically un-American ways. [continue reading]
Several articles in this issue deal with the vexing problem of moisture in homes. Excessive moisture is, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, the source of catastrophic building failures. [continue reading]
As this issue goes to press, Congress is wrestling with the budget for energy efficiency. This covers a wide range of activities, from basic research into new materials and technologies that save energy to low-income weatherization and dissemination of information to consumers. [continue reading]
One of the more perplexing challenges in the conservation business is measuring energy savings from a retrofit. [continue reading]
Most of us remember the glory days of solar energy, when solar collectors were going to solve the energy crisis, oil shortage, and all our environmental problems. [continue reading]
The title of this editorial is probably recognizable to only a small percentage of Home Energy's readers, but after reading "Home Energy on the Internet," (page 41), you can begin to understand a little more about what the so-called information superhighway currently offers to those involved in energy efficiency. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...