A well-insulated building envelope serves to slow down the heat loss, resulting in reduced energy consumption.
Understanding insulation R-Value can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can also prevent mold growth and also keep unwanted noise out.
Learn more about what a non-pipe alternative (NPA) means and how it helps utility and energy companies delay or avoid large investments in energy infrastructure.
Community solar is a shared purchasing program, which can be a great option for those who cannot install solar panels on their rooftops due to installation barriers.
When it is not possible to carry out deep energy retrofit projects, such as replacing the roof, or upgrading heating and cooling systems – there are still minor retrofits or "low hanging fruit" upgrades and modifications which can reap energy savings.
Rising energy prices and the drive for low carbon fuels are likely to make fuel switching increasingly desirable to homeowners - it can also result in lower operational and maintenance costs. Carbon emissions from buildings can be reduced through fuel switching in residential or commercial buildings.
The most common type of heat pump in North America is an air-source heat pump. In the summer, an air-source heat pump works just like a regular AC: it takes warm air from inside your home and moves it outside. But in the winter, a heat pump works like an AC in reverse.
Green space or plant-life is limited in urban areas, while structures and buildings are highly concentrated. This causes inner city areas to become â€œislandsâ€ of higher temperatures relative to rural areas.
In this new weekly series, we explore the most frequently asked energy questions, so you don't have to. This week we explore energy answers related to "What is Net Zero?"
In this new weekly series, we explore the most frequently asked energy questions so you don't have to. This week, we explore energy answers related to 'What is a smart grid'?