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. ...
Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money
When you think of industries offering the latest technology, computer software, social media, and cell phone companies may come to mind first. But when I reflect back on my 27 years in the residential HVACR industry, ... [continue reading]
New Rebuild Healthy Homes Guide and Resources from HUD
When a disaster strikes, survivors face the daunting and dangerous task of cleanup and repair. They are understandably eager to restore their homes and lives quickly, yet are typically unaware of all the potential hazards ... [continue reading]
One of the first homes Mike McFarland evaluated was his own. McFarland, owner of Energy Docs Home Performance in Redding, California, was curious about why his energy use spiked in December and January. It didn&... [continue reading]
Thoughtful Design Is the Key to Reducing Home Water Use
Product selection and home design can have a dramatic impact on residential water use at minimal cost and effort. In California, for example, no matter what El Niño brings, water conservation will continue ... [continue reading]
What Aerosol Taught Us About Compartmentalization
Every once in a while in my previous job at Steven Winter and Associates I got to work on something very cool with the real experts—folks like Mark Modera and Curtis Harrington at ... [continue reading]
Success with Collaboration
There’s a saying that goes “Teamwork makes the dream work.” Many companies put posters of this saying in their offices to encourage workers to collaborate to achieve a specific goal. It ... [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.