Editorial: My Apartment in Tokyo
Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’...
Few countries have been dealt such a tragic combination of natural and manmade disasters as Japan. The part of the disaster that I understand is the shortage of electricity. I wrote a book, Saving Electricity ... [continue reading]
ACI is 25 years old. Happy Birthday! And thank you, Linda Wigington. [continue reading]
I am an unabashed supporter of smart meters. While testifying about energy efficiency at the European parliament, I logged into my home’s smart meter (in California) and showed them my current energy use. ... [continue reading]
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and nowhere is this adage truer than with the assurance of a manufacturer’s compliance with energy efficiency standards and endorsement programs. If any ... [continue reading]
As we make homes tighter, we need to provide ventilation, which costs energy. One way to reduce the energy impact of that ventilation is to use an air-to-air heat recovery system. A heat recovery ventilator (... [continue reading]
Can growing marijuana change the way homes use electricity? In rural Humboldt County, in far-northern California, there’s no doubt that it can. Figure 1 tracks average monthly residential electricity use in Humboldt County and ... [continue reading]
Environmental Leader recently described legal challenges faced by a business coalition supporting the “Clean Power Plan.” Aside from ...
Keeping track of what's going on in the world of low-impact, sustainable housing is, and was, a challenge.