Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money
When you think of industries offering the latest technology, computer software, social media, and cell phone companies may come to mind first. But when I reflect back on my 27 years in the residential HVACR industry, ...
Most office equipment and consumer electronic devices use external power supplies to convert high-voltage alternating current (AC) into the low-voltage direct current (DC) that they need to operate. The majority of these power supplies are ... [continue reading]
In the windy city of Chicago, where temperatures can rise to sweltering highs in the summer and routinely plummet below freezing in the winter, weatherization is a crucial line of defense against the elements. The ... [continue reading]
We all need somewhere to live, work, and play. Buildings are an integral part of our lives, so much so that the average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors. Unfortunately, however, buildings are ... [continue reading]
This is the final installment of my series on green residential building. In this column, I want to emphasize the importance of residential behavior on green buildings. There are a number of actions and behaviors ... [continue reading]
Building designers can use computer software, such as DOE-2 and EnergyPlus, to evaluate potential energy-saving measures. However, preparing the input in a way that accurately represents the proposed building and its energy-efficient features is a ... [continue reading]