One of the first homes Mike McFarland evaluated was his own. McFarland, owner of Energy Docs Home Performance in Redding, California, was curious about why his energy use spiked in December and January. It didn&...
A new testing procedure gives researchers a valuable tool to evaluate the effectiveness of low-flow toilets. [continue reading]
A Canadian program tests the efficiency and future potential of residential combined heat and power systems at its residential building test center. [continue reading]
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are taking on the second biggest energy user in the home—hot water. One way to minimize water-heating energy is to ... [continue reading]
In many ways, new homes may be experiencing the best of times. But for their hot water distribution systems it can be the worst of times. [continue reading]
Water is an increasingly precious resource that needs to be used more wisely, and there are energy penalties associated with heating and distributing water inefficiently (see “Are You ... [continue reading]
Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes?
Earlier this week, I attended the annual Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. (Along with 1,900 other ...