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 ...
Health, Safety, and the House as a System
It's become fashionable to talk about the house as a system. Is this just another expression that impresses customers and helps building performance experts sell their services? [continue reading]
Truth and Consequences of Home Energy Ratings
Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) are an inherently reasonable idea. If consumers are aware of a home's energy efficiency prior to purchase, they can factor energy costs into their offering price, budget operating costs, and roll efficiency investments into the mortgage. [continue reading]
Energy Conservation: A Great Investment Again
If you read only the news headlines, it's easy to believe that investments in energy conservation have gone the way of the dodo bird. [continue reading]
Why Doesn't Every LibraryLend kwh Meters?
Home Energy, conducted a roundtable of four energy monitoring experts. We present edited an (and expurgated) version of the discussion in this issue (p. 37). As the roundtable s moderator, I kept a low profile, but here I can tell you what struck me during the conversation. [continue reading]
Multiple Rewards from Multifamily Rehab
In "Chicago Apartments Get New Lease on Life" (p. 23), Paul Knight describes the energy-efficient rehabilitation of abandoned buildings in blighted neighborhoods of Chicago. [continue reading]
Carrying the Torch for Energy-Efficient Lighting
About every two years, I write an editorial about lighting. [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.