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Energy Efficiency

The HERS Rating Is Catching On

Since the inception of the HERS Index in 1995, there have been more than 3.2 million HERS-rated homes, with more than 230,000 homes rated this year.

HVAC

Comfort Systems Road Map: A Plug-and-Play Residential Duct System

How strategic Building America research helped create an innovative, market-ready HVAC solution for heating and cooling ducts inside conditioned spaces

Energy Efficiency

Smart Homes Could Help to Stabilize the U.S. Power Grid

The country’s power grid struggles to meet the energy demands of today. Extreme weather in Michigan, California, and Texas highlight the grid’s…

Environmental

How Homeowners Use and Choose Their At-Home Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

While electric vehicles make up just 3% of all U.S. car sales, Biden’s recent executive order calls for half of all car and truck sales to be…

Energy Efficiency

20% of the Country's Planet-Heating Emissions Come From Powering Homes

A significant chunk of planet-heating emissions generated by the U.S. (20%) can be attributed to heating, cooling, and lighting the country’s 128…

Codes + Standards

New California Energy Code Makes Moves Toward Zero Emission Buildings

The California Energy Commission recently announced the 2022 update of the statewide building energy code will require new buildings to use less…

Energy Efficiency

Choosing the Right Air Barrier Material for Your Project

TYPAR Weather Resistant products are ideal for increasing energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency

RESNET Launches HERS H2O Rating for Water Efficiency

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) launched a new HERS rating program that evaluates a home’s water efficiency. On HorizonTV this week,…

Energy Efficiency

Homebuyers Split on Preferring Gas or Electric

When provided the choice between gas or electricity for air heating and cooling systems, cooking, and water heating, today’s homebuyers are fairly…

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