Energy Efficiency


Making an Existing Home More Energy Efficient

Published on October 29th, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley

Matthew and Sue Seip recently purchased a house in Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania to be near family members who live in the Philadelphia area. Sue Seip, a professor at Philadelphia University, specializes in interior design, and Matt Seip has an ... Read More


Foot powered soccer field

Soccer Field Lights Powered By Players’ Energy

Published on October 27th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

In a Brazilian neighborhood plagued by blackouts, panels under the turf of a neighborhood soccer field, fueled by players running over them, provide electricity to light the field and the surrounding homes.  A typical soccer player ... Read More



Your Solar Panels Are Facing the Wrong Way

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough


Conventional wisdom says that panels should be installed facing south to get the most solar exposure (in the northern hemisphere). South-facing panels create the most power in the morning and mid-day, but peak demand for electricity ... Read More

Energy Efficiency


Fiberglass Windows Are More Energy Efficient

Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley

For making energy efficient windows, fiberglass composites offer many advantages over wood, aluminum and vinyl. Wood warps and rots over time, allowing air infiltration that undermines the insulating power of the glass. Aluminum conducts heat and cold ... Read More



What Is LEED? – Indoor Environmental Quality

Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the seventh post in a series on the LEED green building rating system. The first post provided an Introduction to LEED, the second looked at the Sustainable Sites credit category, the third at the Location and Transportation credits, the ... Read More

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