Ohmconnect Gets Customers Involved in Demand-Response
The year 1973 was an important one in the history of energy efficiency. Due to the OPEC oil embargo, heating fuel was scarce and costly. President Nixon asked all Americans to lower their thermostats to 68°...
At Tuskegee University (TU), where my colleagues and I teach and do research in the College of Engineering, we’ve learned a lot about how building materials respond to water damage and how to ... [continue reading]
In August 2011, GO Logic, LLC, a firm headed by architect Matthew O’Malia and general contractor Alan Gibson, finished construction on the first Passive House (PH) dormitory in the United States. Located on the ... [continue reading]
Like many states, Maryland has a home performance participation problem. Our residential energy efficiency program, EmPOWER Maryland, provides exceptional incentives to participate in home performance. However, fewer than 1% of eligible homes have participated. Our customers ... [continue reading]
Although our federal government is notorious for bad decision making (or no decision making), sometimes it does good work. One example is Energy Star. Energy Star, a federal certification program with many facets, is one ... [continue reading]
One man's history of HERS from the beginning to now. [continue reading]
Over the past 17 years, more than 1.4 million new homes have been certified to earn EPA’s Energy Star label. The Energy Star Certified Homes program, together with its thousands of partners, has transformed the ... [continue reading]
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to effectively seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled today ...
On the heels of its 10th Annual North American Passive House conference, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) today announced a ...