April 2017 Blog Posts (5)

Case Study: Experiences in an All-LED Home

The kitchen is illuminated with ten 12W ceiling can lights. The two pendant lights are 3W LEDs. LED equivalents were not yet available for the fluorescent undercounter lights.  

This all started in August 2010 when we discovered that a rat had eaten gaping holes in the outlet hose of our dishwasher. When all the damage was counted, we were looking at a complete…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 24, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments

Case Study: Aiming for Net Zero Energy in Florida

The north side of the Parker-Shepperd house after remodeling. Note from the “before” photo (below) that sloped roof trusses were added to accommodate insulation and PV panels, and that an addition pushed out into the original front porch.…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 17, 2017 at 7:03am — No Comments

Things You Should Know: Radon as a Silent Threat

This article was originally posted on BPI's homeowner blog.…


Added by Quinn Korzeniecki on April 12, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Case Study: Deep Energy Retrofit in Ohio

The Wilson-James family in front of their remodeled 1942 Cape Cod–style home.

Owners: Jeff Wilson and Sherri James

Location: Athens, Ohio

Climate Zone: Cold

Jeff and Sherri’s original plan was to buy a house in town, do a quick…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 10, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lighting Choices to Save You Money

Light your home using the same amount of light for less money. An average household dedicates about 5% of its energy budget to lighting. Switching to energy-efficient lighting is…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on April 2, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

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