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&...
Drain water heat recovery (DWHR) devices are little-known but effective means to save hot water energy and homeowner dollars. [continue reading]
We had to take the plunge, so to speak, so as not to have to plunge so much. [continue reading]
Global warming is a hot topic in today’s news. People are seeking ways to save energy and protect the environment. Reducing household energy consumption is one effective way to slow the trend toward ... [continue reading]
I tested a dual system for domestic hot water and space heating in a home where a furnace and ductwork were previously used for space heating. [continue reading]
Most showerheads today use about 2.5 gallons per minute. We could switch to very low-flow showerheads that save lots of water and energy and still provide great showers. [continue reading]
Environmental Leader recently described legal challenges faced by a business coalition supporting the “Clean Power Plan.” Aside from ...
Keeping track of what's going on in the world of low-impact, sustainable housing is, and was, a challenge.