Editorial: Twenty-First-Century Energy Efficiency—with Carbon on Our Minds
After the first oil embargo, in 1973, our nation recognized the need to save energy in a coordinated way. It made sense to designate energy utilities to coordinate energy-saving activities in buildings, because nobody had better ...
There is a special group of conservation measures called "fuel switching." In most cases, these measures involve removing an electric appliance and replacing it with a natural gas counterpart. [continue reading]
It's 1994 and Home Energy is ten years old. One of the ways we are celebrating this anniversary is by reprinting "classic" articles from our archives, along with current articles on the same subject. [continue reading]
The Mississippi and its tributaries have receded, but the flood's damage is still being calculated. One of the unknowns is the impact of the flood on energy efficiency. The initial reports are grim. [continue reading]
Pity the poor neglected duct. Put end-to-end, there are enough of them in American homes to reach to the moon and back. [continue reading]
A minor revolution is occurring in the electricity supply industry. A flood of cheap natural gas, combined with high-efficiency, low-cost combined-cycle gas turbine generation units, has made it possible to supply electricity at very low prices. [continue reading]
More and more households are opting for photovoltaic (PV) electricity supply systems, and with them a change in household technology and lifestyle. In fact, a recent study estimates that at least 25,000 homes operate "off the grid," relying on PV to harvest electricity and on batteries to store it. [continue reading]
Recently we got the opportunity to speak with Risa Edelstein, an expert on barrier seaming with adhesive tape. Edelstein is ...
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to effectively seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled today ...