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October 10, 2018
Frank Lee, Guest Poster

"It's raining hard out there. I should check the basement. Oh, good golly!" Sound familiar? Is there really any such thing as a waterproof basement?

On our first visit to our current home five years ago, it was clear that the basement flooded regularly – up to... Read More

October 2, 2018
Nancy Kaplan
I wish I had known of the Building Science Principles Reference Guide long before I made what will likely be the biggest investment of my life – my home!
September 19, 2018
Southface, Guest Poster
Georgia residents could benefit greatly from energy efficiency (EE) rebates and incentives that help keep buildings cool and comfortable when it’s needed most.
September 13, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
The numerous reasons to hire a BPI Certified Professional over another contractor.
September 6, 2018
Will Sandford, Guest
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential for a healthy office environment.
August 29, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Humidity imbalances usually stem from home performance issues.
Man checking on energy efficiency of windows
August 23, 2018
Elaine Adams, Guest Poster
Elaine Adams' 100-year-old house consumes 1.5x the energy of an average house of similar size.
Looking at heat differences in recessed lights, insulated vs. uninsulated
August 16, 2018
Reuben Saltzman, Guest Poster
Even the best quality recessed lights create a ridiculous amount of heat in attics, which can lead to ice dams and other issues.
Pennsylvania energy efficiency rebates and incentives
August 8, 2018
UGI Utilities, Guest Poster
PA utilities have significantly expanded energy efficiency programs since the enactment of the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard with Act 129 in 2008.
Cartoon visual showing air moving through windows
July 26, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Windows provide benefits to a home, but they can also cause inefficiencies if you choose the wrong type for your space or if they are incorrectly installed.
Man in hard hat talking to woman about New York energy efficiency rebates
July 19, 2018
NYSERDA, Guest Poster
Now is the time for New York homeowners to look into ways to lower their bills and enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature all year long.
Homeowner holding the keys to a new home
July 9, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Use these seven steps regarding energy, health, and safety to inform your home-buying decision.
Alaska weatherization workers standing at an energy efficiency job
June 21, 2018
AHFC, Guest Poster
Extreme weather, transportation challenges, and other factors make weatherizing homes in rural Alaska even harder.
Awning opened and providing shade over deck near the coast
June 14, 2018
European Rolling Shutters, Guest Poster
Exterior shading allows you to keep enjoying your outdoor spaces after you've reached your limit on fun in the sun.
Michigan rebates and incentives data
June 6, 2018
Michigan Saves, Guest Poster
Michigan homeowners and commercial property owners can save over 30% on energy bills through Michigan Saves.
Newspaper clipping showing devastation from a hurricane in Virginia
June 1, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Learn how to prepare yourself and your home for the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons.
Tiny house in Alabama representing sustainability and energy efficiency
May 23, 2018
Nexus Energy, Guest Poster
Alabama isn't known for are generous homeowner energy rebates and incentives, but some do exist.
Spiderweb in corner of house
May 17, 2018
Frank Lee, Guest Poster
You can probably think of a few places in your home where spiders make their webs. These signify air leaks.
Missouri sustainability website screenshot
May 10, 2018
Missouri EarthWays Center, Guest Poster
Missouri is a state with a housing stock that is ripe for home performance projects.
Woman wearing mask while using cleaning supplies
May 3, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
That "new smell" from furniture, cars, carpet, and paint, is called off-gassing, and can be harmful.

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