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: The New Energy Star Homes Standards: A Rater's Perspective
Every year on July 4, I’ve found myself listening to a reading of the Declaration of Independence on National Public Radio. Perhaps because I am advancing in age, ... [continue reading]
Living Up to Our Values
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Editorial: The Next Big Thing
I am sometimes asked what I believe will be the next new use of energy or the next big efficiency measure. I made a couple of lucky calls in ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Milk, Melons, and Smaller Refrigerators
One seemingly irreversible trend in American homes is the growing refrigerator. This is particularly puzzling because the average household size is shrinking. What do people put in there? We ... [continue reading]
Editorial: In Praise of Weatherization
Home Energy receives dozens of e-mails each month from people who find out about us through our Web site, maybe read an article or two from our archives, and write us about problems they are ... [continue reading]
My Discouraging Visit to Costco
A new Costco recently opened near my home and I--with family in tow--had to inspect its huge aisles chock-a-block full of megasize detergent containers and diapers by the ton. While the kids were distracted by the toys and free food samples, my attention turned to the appliances. [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.