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
Since 1984, Home Energy Magazine has published “all the energy news that’s fit to print”. The publication, along with the Home Energy Pros Forum, has recently been acquired by the Building Performance Association, but our common mission remains the same—to educate, inspire, and support the home performance community by helping them build and retrofit homes to be energy efficient, healthy to live in, affordable, and last but not least, comfortable.
We have always…Continue
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where I work as a senior manager, is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric…Continue
Energy independence is a goal for many households and communities for a variety of reasons from simply wanting to save money each month, to the broader goal of saving the planet for future generations. To accomplish this lofty goal, there must be a way to generate energy independently of any centralized source (e.g. solar, wind, etc). For example, a…Continue