By Mark Rodeffer, ACEEE Press Secretary
Many U.S. households will pay significantly more for home heating costs—sometimes hundreds of dollars more—this winter. The burden falls disproportionately to low-income and Black, Hispanic, and Native American households, which pay a much larger share of their income on energy bills. Amid the rising costs, policymakers, regulators, […]
Global warming is no longer something humans can ignore. Rising oceans, temperatures and extreme weather have already negatively affected coastal areas on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and everywhere in between. The time has come to start thinking sustainably for the future.
Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average by Sheri Koones. Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT, 2022
Reviewed by Janis Petzel, M.D.
When my husband and I decided to build our house in 2013, we loved the idea of a tiny house, for energy efficiency, mindful use of space, and their cuteness. But […]
After heating and cooling, two of the larger residential energy consuming devices are the refrigerator and freezer. It’s no wonder. These appliances are used 24/7 accounting for about 17% of residential energy consumption.
Incremental improvements in the cooling process and the thermal performance are continually making refrigerators and freezers […]
Bill and Judy Galdi started the Wall Doctor in 1986 quickly becoming a fixture in the community. Now, after 37 years Bill has decided to retire and has sold the Wall Doctor to Gordon’s Window Décor of Williston, VT to ensure the continuation of service and quality that his customers have come to […]
Cookstoves, Heat, Hot Water and Pipelines
Jack Bingham’s house is a direct result of the research he conducted at the University of New Hampshire on how heat pumps can make greenhouses usable in the winter. Most greenhouses are either shut down in winter or are inefficiently heated […]
Efficiency Maine kicked off a special promotion to raise awareness about resources that will help Maine homeowners and tenants stay warm and manage their heating bills during the upcoming winter heating season.
Efficiency Maine announced it has launched a limited-time $100 “DIY” Winter Prep Rebate, which will reimburse […]
People do have reason to be concerned about using foam where other alternatives are just as viable. All foams that we use are made of plastic, but they vary in the blowing agents that make the tiny bubbles that turn plastic into foam. Some foams such as foil faced polyisocyanurate (commonly […]
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