From Home Energy's July/August issue, written by Mike Knezovich, Director of Communications for PHIUS:In March, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) implemented a new climate-sensitive passive building…Continue
There is a tax credit available to homeowners who have walls insulated. The credits were continued last year in a budget deal to cover tax year 2014 and the amount is 10% of the cost of materials up…Continue
Interesting question by Leanne Maxwell, former colleague at Home Energy:"Aside from all of the obvious logistical issues of having a shower in your kitchen, what kind of IAQ nightmare does it…Continue
I've been doing some research, trying to get my arms around the problem of the longterm sustainability of renewable energy in the Unites States. Here's one big challenge as I see it.Many customers…Continue
Sometimes it feels like Home Energy and the DOE Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) grew up together, along with what was formerly known as ACI and is now the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) and some other energy efficiency advocates. The WAP program is celebrating four decades of air sealing, insulating, health home making and family supporting on National Weatherization Day on Sunday, October 30th.
That would make Home Energy WAP’s little brother or sister. We…Continue
That’s the National Association for State Community Services Programs, which held it’s annual training conference September 16-18 in Sacramento. NASCSP serves the DOE WAP program, as well as other low-income programs through training and advocacy in Washington D.C.
I’ve been to several of these conferences over the 15 years I have worked at Home Energy. There are always changes, but this year I noticed a big change. A lot of the leadership that shepherded WAP through the ARRA…Continue
When I received an email from Larry Zarker of BPI, informing me that I had been inducted into the BPI Building Performance Hall of Fame, I thought it must be a big mistake. Then I looked at the list of previous inductees and was sure it was a mistake! I haven’t even done a blower door test all by…Continue