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Learn more about home home performance, energy audits, infrared diagnostic testing, the economics of energy efficiency vs. renewables, and other essential information to start making your house more comfortable (and more affordable) today:
What's Your Score? Compare your household's energy use to others across the country and get recommendations for improvement using the Energy Star Home Energy Yardstick.
Do's and Don'ts of Water Conservation. Courtesy of NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection.
We think it's worth finding out. A home energy audit is one of the first steps to understanding your home's energy usage, as well its overall health and performance. Using a combination of high... Read more
Sometime during your crusade to seal those energy robbing cracks and holes in your home, you're bound to start asking yourself, "Isn't air flow important for a healthy home? Can I take this whole... Read more
Homes burn through a mortifying 21% of the energy used in the United States. A lot of that energy is spent heating and cooling your house. And even worse, a whole lot of that energy is spent... Read more
One of the key components of an effective home energy audit is infrared thermography: a special camera takes thermal images that show temperature differences which can reveal hidden airflows.... Read more
Home Performance is a building science based approach to evaluating the actual performance of a home as measured by the resulting energy savings, comfort level, and air quality. It aligns with an... Read more
What is Home Performance?
When you buy a car, you expect good gas mileage with low upkeep, safe handling, and comfort inside. In other words, respectable performance. Why would you have any other expectations for a house? The ability of your home to deliver comfort, health, and affordability is what a Home Performance Assessment is all about. Is the home functioning at its optimum? Or are there deficiencies and inefficiencies? An assessment can often determine which cost effective items can improve the performance of your home most!
Are you new to Home Ownership?
Make sure you look at the suggestions on my Renovations page; more useful information on my Real Estate Pages; and an excellent read on the Building Science Corporation's website: The Building Science Guide to Home Ownership! See my LINKS page for more.
Of course, feel free to call (718.941.3725) or email me with questions and concerns!