In this post, ACEEE explores the economics of energy efficiency and solar for an average existing home to figure out what makes more sense.
Residential Energy Efficiency Direct Install Programs — Case Study Clean Technica, December 1, 2016 The challenge is that education and behavior can be elastic. Sometimes behaviors become habits. Other times, people regress once they stop seeing visual cues or hearing messages affirming their behaviors. For this reason, hardware improvements are often deemed to be long […]
How to make your home energy efficient Curbed, September 20, 2016 In our eco-conscious (and money-conscious) age, there’s really no excuse for wasting energy at home. There are dozens of extremely easy, small steps you can take right now to minimize your use of energy resources and cut back your bill from the utility company. […]
Innovation challenge for crowdsourced ideas for energy-efficiency in residential buildings NREL, May 20, 2016. Image credit: geralt The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May […]
Amber Plante for Zondits, October 18, 2015. Image credit: jill111 The forecasts for winter are in, and there’s good news and bad news. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), this winter will be lighter on our wallets than the past 2 years in terms of energy and heating costs due in part to lower […]
Fall Home Improvement: 5 simple ways to increase energy efficiency and savings The Mapleton Press, September 24, 2015. Image credit: stevepb Try these easy DIY projects to help cut down on energy loss and expenses: Replace worn weather-stripping around doors and windows. Worn weather-stripping can create drafts and let heated air out, stressing your furnace and […]