Letters: July/August 2015
Revisiting “Revisiting Electrification” Last issue’s editorial, “Revisiting Electrification” (May/June ’15, p. 2), received quite a bit of feedback on Home Energy Pros. We love a good discussion, so we ...
The Elephant in the Room May Be an 800-lb Guerrilla Excellent comments addressing the elephant (HVAC) that continues to ignore the entire home performance scene (“The Elephant in the Room: HVAC for High-Performance Homes,&... [continue reading]
Insulating Cathedral Ceilings Codes aside, what is your opinion on dense-packing closed-vault roofs with fiberglass or cellulose? Yes, this means packing the entire cavity full so insulation is in contact with all six sides of ... [continue reading]
In Memoriam Dear Weatherization Family, It is with profound sadness that I share the passing of our friend and colleague Alex Moore. On Sunday June 7, Tammy lost her husband, Madeline and Emma lost their father, ... [continue reading]
Per Bedroom Opinion Momentum is growing in the effort to evaluate energy use in buildings, and develop a ranking or scoring system for all new and existing buildings. Sadly, the most worrying trend in residential ... [continue reading]
Shower Faucets Frustration I am in the energy contracting and consulting business and just built my own home. Needless to say, it is very efficient and very green, including solar hot water. I learned a ... [continue reading]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...