A New Way to Reduce Multifamily Air Leakage
While tight exterior envelopes have become standard for single-family homes, they have been slow to reach the multifamily sector. Multifamily buildings have many of the same leakage paths as houses, as well as additional paths ...
Green the Orange
Students at Syracuse University experience a Multifamily Performance Program up close and personal. [continue reading]
The Overlooked Sector for Energy Efficiency [continue reading]
Insulating Residential Masonry Buildings in Cold Climates
Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [continue reading]
Enterprise Green Communities
Enterprise Green Communities provides financial support and technical expertise to enable developers to build and rehabilitate homes that are healthier, more energy efficient and better for the environment on a cost-effective basis. The organization has ... [continue reading]
Elevator Energy Use
Did you know that you use more energy going down an elevator than going up it? [continue reading]
It is time to completely rethink the way we measure home and building efficiency. We hear a lot these days about buildings being certified as “green” or about major infrastructure changes intended to ... [continue reading]
Building Performance Journal Editors
Our Blog Has Moved
Thanks for your interest in contributing a blog to the Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy magazine). We’re ...
Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.