Easily Add Solar To Tile Roofs with QuickMount PV
The maker's QBase Universal Tile Mount works with flat or curved tiles
Steam Heat vs. Hydronic Heat
A reader ponders whether to stick with steam or convert to hydronic.
Maine Passive House Builder Tweaks His Package
Chris Corson is working on another Passive House — this time, with a more ample budget, and a more complex design.
When to Use a Heat-Pump Water Heater
Q: A customer wants me to install one of the new heat-pump water heaters in the ground-floor utility room of a house built on a slab. I don't have any direct experience with them, but since they work by drawing heat from the surrounding air, won't any energy savings in the winter be at least partly offset by the cost of heating that indoor air to begin with? And could the outflow of cool air from the utility room cause comfort problems?
Builder's Guide to Windows
There are more than 100 million homes and approximately 20 billion square feet of...
Low-E Window Film
Instead of replacing a sound single-pane window, consider adding Solar Gard Silver...
Hydronic Heating for Low-Load Houses
With the right hardware and layout, hot-water heating saves energy and makes ideal...
Building a Simple Passive House
In September 2009 I completed a deep energy retrofit on a small house in Point...