It’s no surprise that household energy expenditures put a considerable burden on low- to middle-income families, and a study correlated this impact by measuring the correlation between income and morbidity due to extreme heat or cold.
The Centers for Disease Control and Protection published the results of the study that analyzed data between 2006 and 2010. The study analyzed morbidity rates due simply to extreme temperatures. They found that counties throughout the U.S. that…Continue
Rate design is the method by which an energy utility calculates charges for the energy you use and for the infrastructure used to deliver that energy to your home. This post explains how these charges are calculated.
How Are Energy Rates…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on June 3, 2016 at 8:53am — No Comments
Every time I visit Japan I learn something new, and my most recent trip was no exception. This time I stayed in an apartment, which exposed me to several new energy-related devices. First, what’s this gadget attached to the wall? (See photo below.)
Reading the Japanese isn’t terribly informative, because the label just says it’s a “peak alarm unit.” The apartment’s owner pays the…Continue
News for 2016! I have invented a thermostat for whole house fans that can be used on any installed fan. As you know, whole house fans should not be automatically started because there is no way to know if return air is available in the form of, usually, open windows. So my thermostat does not start working until the fan is turned on by the homeowner. Then it senses the home temperature and automatically turns the fan off when the temperature falls to the set point desired. More info at…
Added by Kurt Shafer on June 2, 2016 at 7:51am — No Comments
LED stand for light emitting diode. The technology can be used at many places including while driving. LED light bars are installed in order to get better lighting at night times so that the driving remains safe and disaster free.
An LED light bar is a strip of LED lights. This strip can be installed…Continue
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Affordable apartment buildings are home to more than 10 million American households, making them a backbone of U.S. housing stock. They also waste a lot of energy.
In fact, energy efficiency measures are far less likely to be found in multifamily buildings than any other type of housing, according to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Several hurdles have stalled upgrades: building owners lack access to capital, utility-run efficiency…Continue
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Each year, Habitat X engages in a search for up-and-coming young professionals in the home performance industry. We take applications from individuals who are less than 40 years old, and we ask them to iterate a focused vision of an industry future that we think is far-reaching but plausible. We then choose one person from among these applicants who is poised to make important…Continue
If broken up Styrofoam is used as insulation on the inside of walls, and then drywall is installed, then does the Styrofoam
off gas and become a problem?
Added by Craig McManus on May 22, 2016 at 7:54pm — No Comments
LED manufacturers are becoming abundant throughout the world. Providing premium products is phenomenal, but that is just one portion of the efficiency equation. Choosing a commercial electric LED manufacturer that combines affordability with high performance products is crucial. A manufacturer upholding the same standards for their process as their products is key to global energy saving and cost reduction.…Continue
Added by Forest Lighting USA on May 17, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
My name is Lars and comes from Denmark of :).
I decide me to make my first Pressure Washer Outdoor - Projects.
Before, I had to buy myself a new "" and therefore chose and take a Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 website here anbefalde to use too especially it was the best or
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Added by Lars olsen on May 16, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments
What is Drain Water Heat Recovery?
Answer this...when you take a hot shower, what happens once that HOT water goes down the drain and how do I reuse the energy? That is Drain Water Heat Recovery!
A "DWHR" can capture waste heat energy and be used to heat NEW incoming water, saving money & energy, as well as the life of your hot water tank. It also works well with Geothermal, Solar and Tankless (on demand) Water Heaters.
In residential and commercial applications, all the…
Added by Igor Mitbarg on May 8, 2016 at 6:10am — No Comments
“Over $25 million have been saved in the state of Illinois since these programs started in 2007, and that’s real money, and that’s off of 1/3 of 1% of all customers, so there’s a huge opportunity to bring millions and millions of dollars to the smart grid investment,” said David Becker, Director of Dynamic Pricing, during his presentation on the Center for Strategic and International…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on May 6, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments
A 15 year-old affordable housing development in downtown Ionia, Michigan won the 2015 Michigan Battle of the Buildings energy saving competition for apartments. Building upgrades and subsequent systems optimization to the 39-unit complex were completed in April 2015. Through March 2016, these upgrades have cut gas…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on April 29, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments
The humidity levels in your home can actually play a large role in the health of you and your family. Ideally you will want to maintain the humidity between 40 and 60 percent. Anything above 60 percent can lead to increase sickness, increase allergies, increase chemical reactions, and much more.
One of the harmfuly effects of high humidity is the increase spreading of airborne sickness throughout your home. This is due to the fact that higher humidity leads to a higher survival…Continue
Added by Kit Yturralde on April 27, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
RESNET convened its Building Performance Conference in Scottsdale this March, a hospitable time of year in the Arizona desert. I roamed the sessions, and a few of the bars, to keep abreast of developments in home energy rating and performance.
2016 PRIORITIES: IMPROVING QUALITY AND LOWERING COSTS OF HOME BUILDING
The many young attendees wearing new company jerseys at this year’s conference were a sign that the energy-rating business, at least for new homes,…Continue
Added by Tom White on April 25, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Earth day is tomorrow, April 22nd. The American Business industry, and capitalism in general, has a long standing history of looking out for number one, with many businesses looking to stomp out competitors, disregarding their impact on the rest of the world. But you can be the exception! Not only will you be doing something good, but you’ll gain respect from potential customers for doing so. Here’s five ways to promote awareness…Continue
I went up on the roof to deal with two small leaks which had resumed again with the recent storms. I found our PV solar panels to be extra clean and decided to get a close up shot of them.
Added by Lars olsen on April 18, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments