Understanding and Measuring Mean Radiant Temperature
Mean radiant temperature, a major component of thermal comfort, is easy to measure
Reports from Owners of High-Performance Homes
Owners of new energy-efficient homes talk about the joys and frustrations that accompanied their projects
An Easy Retrofit for Return Air
For homes without dedicated return grilles in the bedrooms, this easy-to-install device provides a return air pathway
Why Is It So Cold In Here?
The furnace can put out plenty of heat, but the house feels cold unless the furnace is running
What is Comfort?
As designers engage in an arms race to develop increasingly comfortable homes, green builders need to know when to say ‘enough is enough’
How Replacing a Furnace Can Make You Less Comfortable
The problem arises when upgrading to a high-efficiency unit
If Only Green Homes Could Be Sold Like Breakfast Cereal
Why do consumers care more about the technical specifications of their shredded wheat than their homes?