Celebrating Our Founder
For nearly 20 years, Alan Meier and I have had on one level a typical editor/author relationship. I bug him about writing the next editorial for Home Energy, and he procrastinates until the last minute. ...
Fixing California's Existing Homes
In 1999, California adopted the first phase of its HERS program. Unlike HERS programs in the rest of the country, which generally focus on whole-house analysis, the California program focuses on field verification and testing of ... [continue reading]
Another Good Reason to Become a Vegetarian
Our focus in Home Energy has always been on energy-efficient, healthy, affordable, and sustainable homes, but there are other areas of our lives that account for our total carbon footprint—how much carbon we ... [continue reading]
Energy efficiency measures in Korea are underway that are at the forefront of market transformation and energy savings. One, a mandate to attach a warning label to any new consumer electronics products that don’... [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]
The Spanish Sun
With a name nearly synonymous with sun, Spain has become one of the European Union’s top vacation destinations. The tourism industry has taken a liking to Spain’s fair-weather resources, but with ... [continue reading]
Choosing Solar from the Start
At Borrego Solar Systems, we hear quite a bit about people retrofitting their homes with solar power arrays, but what about those people who are thinking of going solar even before they purchase a home? ... [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.