Energy efficiency

Power lines carrying electricity.
April 08, 2015

Between 1980 and 2009 energy consumption per U.S. household declined despite the increased number of larger houses with more personal computers, large-screen TVs, and other electricity-consuming gadgets in the U.S.

Rheem energy-efficient water heaters shown in laundry room.

Photo: courtesy Rheem Manufacturing

April 13, 2015

New energy-efficiency standards will make water heaters more expensive, bigger, and more complex to install. Here’s what you need to know

The Prefab Home That Generates Twice the Renewable Energy It Uses
April 03, 2015

A home produces enough energy to charge electric cars and power part of the museum next door

Honda Smart House Tracks Family's Use of Energy

Photo courtesy of Honda Smart House US.

March 23, 2015
One of the 10 homes constructed as part of Project Home Again in New Orleans.

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program tested three dehumidification scenarios in 10 homes that were constructed as part of Project Home Again, a humanitarian effort funded by Leonard Riggio, president of Barnes & Noble bookstores, to provide housing for low-income New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

March 23, 2015

Controlling humidity in humid climates, such as New Orleans, can be a sticky business

Louisville Development to Be Largest Geothermal Community in the U.S.

Google Streetview of Norton Commons.

February 19, 2015

A ground-source heat pump will be required in every unit.


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