What Aerosol Taught Us About Compartmentalization
Every once in a while in my previous job at Steven Winter and Associates I got to work on something very cool with the real experts—folks like Mark Modera and Curtis Harrington at ...
In much of the United States, converting electric water heaters to gas can reduce household energy costs. However, many properties-particularly multifamily homes-have space limitations or venting problems that make such a retrofit impossible. [continue reading]
Advocates of energy efficiency all lament the split incentive that discourages conservation investments in rental housing. [continue reading]
In some circles, 1996 will be remembered not so much for the summer Olympics, but for an event that occurs even less often-a multifamily energy conference. [continue reading]
The heat wave in Chicago last summer created a great deal of human discomfort and, by many estimates, caused over 500 deaths in three days. The overwhelming majority of these deaths occurred in buildings with indoor conditions that were reported as stifling. [continue reading]
In 1997, Maytag will offer an efficient small refrigerator to utilities and public housing authorities who purchase them through a national procurement initiative. [continue reading]
Energy auditors cringe when they see open windows cooling off overheated apartments on cold days. By preventing apartment overheating, thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) can cost-effectively reduce space heating energy use, according to a recent study in New York City. [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 ...