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 ...
Learning and Working Our Way to Success
Practice is making perfect as Home Performance with Energy Star branches out into new territory. [continue reading]
Retrofitting Residential HVAC Systems
In this case study, we show how DOE's Best Practices Guide For Residential HVAC Retrofits works - as well as some of the installation practice and building code official problems that can arise. [continue reading]
Raise the Roof?
The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [continue reading]
Tighten Up Your Advice About Air Sealing
A green building program manager has found that combining prescriptive and performance standards yields better air sealing practices. [continue reading]
Air Leakage Control: The Devil's in the Details
Avoid dread customer callbacks - due to drafty new houses, moisture problems, and high energy bills - by air sealing properly. [continue reading]
Montana Hotel Gains New Life as Efficient Housing
The Acme Hotel in downtown Billings, Montana, which was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, has been renovated into a 19-unit multifamily ... [continue reading]
Integrated Pest Management
Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]
Getting the Lead Out
Low-income families carry the heaviest burden of lead exposure. With the help of a chemistry class, that burden gets a little lighter. [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.