The Monster in My Basement: Tough Lessons in Building Science

By Natalie Hildt Treat, NEEP Senior Manager for Public Policy Outreach When I was a little girl, I was convinced that a monster lived in my basement. I was afraid to go downstairs alone in the morning — this terrifyingly vivid image of the dining room floor opening up, and the Muppets ogre Sweetums climbing out. Decades later as a first-time … [Read more...]

Why President Obama’s better buildings initiative doesn’t work for multifamily

Guest blog By Michael Miller You might think by this headline that I’m about to rant about the news regarding energy efficiency policy that was circulating last week. President Obama outlined a plan called the Better Buildings Initiative to incentivize energy efficiency in commercial buildings during his visit to Penn State. Actually, I want to … [Read more...]