These were going to be a few quick links for last month, and have been sitting in the queue for a while.

  • Henry Gifford (the engineer who helped kick off the demand for accountability and numbers to prove energy efficiency in LEED buildings) has also written about misconceptions about heat pumps. (The article is a few months old, but I just came across it recently. I think I was already pretty aware of most of his points, but it’s still a good article.)

“People are still stuck on what they see in TV and magazines,” she believes. “If they can save some money on the mechanical or on energy efficiency and get square footage for the large living room they want, they will take square footage nine times out of 10. Most of the time, they will sacrifice everything for square footage.”