Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
Photo courtesy of Honda Smart House US.
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.
Controlling humidity in humid climates, such as New Orleans, can be a sticky business
This new fee will be based on a solar user’s peak power demand during the month.
Buyers willing to pay more for a house with photovoltaics
Google Streetview of Norton Commons.
A ground-source heat pump will be required in every unit.
For some residents, aesthetic value matters over carbon footprint and savings.
Bringing transparency to energy-efficienct window design and selection
A $5 million pot is up for grabs in the nationwide contest for communities to develop and implement long-term energy efficiency plans.