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Rob Moody

Recent Articles

  • Blogs

    Great Green Exteriors

    For an exterior to be great, it needs to be sustainable. Where you choose to build and how you choose to site your homes present major opportunities to maximize green…

  • Blogs

    Q&A with Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO of USGBC

    I recently had an opportunity to ask Mr. Rick Fedrizzi a few questions about green building. With his rich history and the role that he has played in the green…

  • Building Science

    How Not to Save Energy

    In the last two blog posts, I shared highlights from a talk given by building scientist Michael Blasnik at the Department of Energy's National Weatherization Training Conference, particularly the problems…

  • Blogs

    How to Save Energy

    Still stirring from the DOE Weatherization conference, I’ll review the energy-efficiency strategies that Michael Blasnik says saves money in homes. Read my first Blasnik blog about flawed computer models that…

  • Blogs

    The Science of Saving Energy

    I’m fresh off of the road attending the US Department of Energy's National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis last week. This was my first trip to the Circle City, and…

  • Blogs

    The Bloginning

    I’m in my mid-30s. Facebook, Twitter, Digg and the like are new concepts to me. I saw my wife reconnecting with tons of friends, which made Facebook seem like a…

  • Blogs

    Green Job: Green Construction Superintendent

    South of our nation’s capital, near the Navy Yard, the first phase of EYA’s Capitol Quarter project is well under way. It’s a residential rowhouse project that takes up nearly…

  • Blogs

    Passive House 2: Reader Questions and Responses

    Check out floor plans, site plan, a model and details plans of this project. Today, I am meeting with Aaron & Calder Wilson (The Architects) for conversation and drinks. I…

  • Blogs

    Passive House: What Do You Think?

    Passive House Project in Asheville, N.C., Poses Many Questions and Lessons Check out floor plans, site plan, a model and details plans of this project. Over the next few months,…

  • Blogs

    All Aboard!

    Last week, I took Amtrak from Charlotte to our nation's capital with a couple of green building items on my agenda. On Wednesday, I checked out an infill green development…