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&...
With water supply a major resource problem in areas scattered across the United States, private water service companies--following in the footsteps of energy service companies (ESCos)--are springing up to retrofit buildings for water savings. [continue reading]
U.S. Water News, Water-Efficient Landscape Guidelines, The city of New York, On the other coast, Thinking Globally, Cadillac Desert, The Home Water Audit Guide, Rocky Mountain Institute, Water Conservation News [continue reading]
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff was interested in conducting a pilot program to look at the feasibility, cost and energy savings of electric-to-gas water heater conversions. [continue reading]
The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]
The cost of heating water went through the roof for one man recently when his hot water heater exploded and rocketed through the roof of his home. [continue reading]
What could be cozier on a cold winter's day than a warm, toasty toilet seat? At least that's what Panasonic's Home and Buildings Product division assumed last year when they introduced the IntiMist Personal Hygiene System into the United States. [continue reading]
Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes?
Last week I attended the annual Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. (Along with 1,900 other people!)