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Home Energy September October 2014 : Page 4

WEB ALERT HomeEnergy.org WHAT’S ONLINE NOW? ONLINE FEATURES Impact of Enhanced Drying and Remediation on Mold in Flooded Buildings by Heshmat A. Aglan Noninvasive Energy Retro t of a Group Home for 40% Energy Savings by Mike Moore, PE, and James Lyons, PE Moisture causes mold, but drying building materials after a ood can be challenging— results of a recent study are discussed. Turns out occupant-in-place energy retro ts can produce big savings. Here’s how it’s done. FROM OUR BLOG My Energy Upgrade California— The Numbers Are In “Three main areas in uence residential energy upgrade pro-gram success— program offer-ings or incentives; contractor skill and capacity; and community ‘readiness’ for the program.” –Jacob Corvidae, interim executive director, EcoWorks Gauging “Readiness” Helps Make a Clean Sweep in Michigan Communities “Wearing my homeowner hat, I’m happy about the new bathroom fan that is very quiet and automat-ic, and it felt good seeing the crawl space covered. When we get our rst heating bill next winter, that will also make me happy.” –Jim Gunshinan, editor, Home Energy magazine AROUND THE WEB @HomeEnergyMag Thank you! We’ve reached 14,000 followers! RT@CInstruction: How To Animation: Conditioned Crawl Space: http://youtu.be/ JgDPzJa5j6s?a via @YouTube Pinterest.com/ HomeEnergyMag From our board: “Homeowner Information” Facebook.com/HomeEnergyMag Facebook.com/ NoRegretsRemodeling From our wall: Handmade air conditioning? You bet. All you need is a fan, plastic tubing, a small pump, water, and ice. Watch the video we shared (link on our page). FOLLOWERS 14.1K RT@ElisaWood: #EnergyEf ciency Is the Best Job Creator: Report http://tinyurl.com/qj5vqv8 Growing regionally native plants can require little or no irrigation. 4 Home Energy | September/October 2014

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