Will we wake up about climate change when the blackouts begin? Also, what does historic preservation mean in a city without any history?
Hot, dry summers are a recipe for (power) failure.Photo Credit: Union of Concerned Scientists
Finally fixing the basement drainage problems that have plagued my house for 30 years
When I bought the house in West Dummerston, Vermont, where my wife and I have lived for the past thirty years, one of the first things I did was fix the drainage problems that were dumping water into our basement….
Introducing all-natural expanded cork boardstock insulation to the North American market.
Expanded cork insulation is available up to 12 inches thick and can be used much like polyiso. Click to enlarge.Photo Credit: Amorim Isolamentos
Can top energy performance be achieved by combining fairly standard windows with really good storm windows or even a second set of prime windows?
A low-e storm window at my colleague Peter Yost's house in Brattleboro.Click on image to enlarge.Photo Credit: Peter Yost
Understanding the options with room air conditioners, central air conditioners, and heat pumps.
The outdoor unit of a Daikin mini-split air-source heat pump in Putney, Vermont. Click to enlarge.Photo Credit: Alex Wilson