A New Chapter Begins
After over 35 years of providing relevant, technical content to the building performance and weatherization communities, Home Energy will end its run after this issue. Starting with the Spring 2020 issue, the magazine will be called the ...
Editorial: Energy Efficiency in Unexpected Places The Dubai Lamp
The Middle East—and especially Dubai—is known for its excesses. You visit Dubai to see the world’s tallest building, indoor ski slopes, exotic cars, and huge, air-conditioned shopping malls. What ... [continue reading]
If You Sell Electricity, You Should Be Worried
Any way you look at it, residential electricity use in America is falling. Recent data from the Energy Information Administration show that electricity use fell 3% in total and 7% when calculated per person in the last ... [continue reading]
Bits and Watts, Watts and Bits
More and more, the streams of energy and information are becoming entangled. No single event heralds this merger; instead, dozens of innovations across a wide front mark the transformation. What does that wide front look ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Art Rosenfeld's Legacy
Art Rosenfeld, the father of modern energy efficiency, recently passed away. You may not have heard of Art, but he transformed the way you save energy. So you want to design an energy-efficient home? You&... [continue reading]
Editorial: Natural Gas Is Becoming Less Attractive
The United States and Canada have been fortunate to have access to natural gas for space heating, water heating, and other applications. Over the decades, gas supplies have been both reliable and affordable. We also ... [continue reading]
Editorial: The Body and Soul of Connected Devices
In a recent article by Chris Dorsi, he provides an excellent summary of the latest crop of Internet-connected devices for home energy applications. This year’s harvest is larger, more diverse, and often more ... [continue reading]
Building Performance Journal Editors
Our Blog Has Moved
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.