Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation
Tight homes are becoming more common around the country, even in the mid-South where many builders still believe that homes and crawl spaces should “breathe.” And home performance, still not well understood in ...
Federal and state governments are deploying billions of dollars in an unprecedented push to weatherize America’s existing homes in order to save energy and create jobs. However, the programs piloted by the government ... [continue reading]
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs across the nation struck a bureaucratic brick wall this summer when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued new guidelines for mortgage-lending practices in areas where PACE financing is ... [continue reading]
In 2003, the European Commission passed the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)—perhaps the first mandatory implementation of time-of-sale energy labeling of buildings. To date, the United States has not followed suit. However, recent ... [continue reading]
Conservation Services Group (CSG) was launched in 1984 out of a small office in Boston’s Back Bay. Its mission was, and still is, very simple: to protect the environment and build a socially responsible ... [continue reading]
Energy-efficient homes play a significant role in post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. [continue reading]
Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for ...
Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces†nearly 40 percent†of US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of ...