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 ...
Deep Energy Retrofit X10
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab offers a look into ten of California's cutting-edge deep energy retrofits. [continue reading]
The Learning Curve of Living Green
Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy and launched the Home Energy Squad to help homeowners make snap, yet sound, decisions when it comes to saving energy. [continue reading]
The New Deal in Energy Education: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades
Inspired by Vice President Joe Biden’s vision to expand job opportunities and make residential buildings more energy efficient, the Recovery Through Retrofit Workforce Working Group has developed and released the Workforce Guidelines for ... [continue reading]
Retrofit Is In
It’s easy to talk about building new houses that are energy efficient. When you build from the ground up, you can do anything—the thickest insulation, the best sealants, the most efficient ... [continue reading]
Raising the Bar for Home Performance
New standardized work specifications aim to eliminate work defects and transform the retrofit industry. [continue reading]
The Robo Retrofit House
Much is learned from a side-by-side study of a retrofit home and standard-built home. [continue reading]
Residential Building Research at NREL
The Residential Building Research Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on improving the energy efficiency of, and reducing carbon emissions from, approximately 130 million U.S. homes. Cost-effective improvements in the energy efficiency ... [continue reading]
Taking the Lead on Lead
Learn how to weatherize homes with lead paint present while obeying the law, and keeping workers and home occupants safe from lead poisoning. [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.