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 House of Mystery
Sometimes we forget how complicated a house is. Building scientists know all about a house’s complexity because, even with help from supercomputers, they still can’t reliably simulate many of the processes ... [continue reading]
A Shift in Energy Information's Center of Gravity?
Who would have expected the purchase of a thermostat company to be at the top of the business news? What is Google up to? Pundits say that Google plans to monetize the thermostat data by ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Thirty Years of Waterbeds and Home Energy Magazine
Welcome to the 30th anniversary of Home Energy magazine. In commemoration of our 30 years we will be publishing some of our earliest articles. We hope that these articles are both entertaining and informative. [continue reading]
Editorial: We're Too Serious
While preparing for Home Energy’s 30th anniversary, we leafed through some of the earliest issues. Today’s issues are slick compared to those early years. It was amateur hour then because an ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Lighting Controls and Zero Energy Homes
An article in this issue, "Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings" (page 38), has implications beyond dramatic savings in stairwells in apartment buildings. Ostensibly the article is about proper settings for motion sensors and ... [continue reading]
Editorial: Elder Star
All of us have elderly relatives or friends, but have you ever considered their energy consumption patterns? On the surface, those patterns may look little different from your own, but in fact the aging population ... [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.