Living Better with Less Energy
At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ...
Energy Savings in a Manhattan Co-op
At Cabrini Terrace, decision makers come equipped with a good deal of knowledge and a powerful determination to save energy. [continue reading]
The Use of Energy Labels in Two European Countries
Since the energy crisis of the 1970s, and especially since the 1990s, when climate change and energy consumption became strongly linked, North America and Western Europe have focused on saving energy in the building sector. ... [continue reading]
Single-Family Home Retrofit Basics
There are a number of ways to make older single-family homes more energy efficient and more healthy, that is, more green. [continue reading]
Advancing Home Performance House By House
A small home performance company is growing by leaps and bounds by providing something of value to all it's customers - including an education in home performance. [continue reading]
The Smart Sell
Using the right approach to energy efficiency upgrades can mean the difference between success and failure for a home performance contractor. [continue reading]
Contractors Aggregate Carbon Credits
Contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offer utilities and state conservation programs huge opportunities to verify savings not only in energy usage in existing homes, but also in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That&... [continue reading]
Moving from Energy Efficiency to Carbon Footprint
I have been in the energy efficiency and renewable energy business for almost 30 years, and I am seeing more rapid change now in this industry than ever before. More and more people understand that energy ... [continue reading]
Moving Toward Carbon Neutrality
In July 2007, Affordable Comfort, Incorporated, (ACI) convened a summit in San Francisco, which was called “Moving Existing Homes Toward Carbon Neutrality.” The goal of the summit was to create and clarify a vision ... [continue reading]
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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.