Entries by Alex Mirabile

Nanogrids: A Whole Building Approach to Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are a growing part of the energy landscape in the United States, and they are becoming an ever more attractive opportunity for households, companies, and building owners to gain control of their own energy needs. By 2024, it is estimated that solar PV plus energy storage will represent […]

Technically Speaking: Not All Insulation is Graded Equally

About a year ago, I worked along with other HERS raters and the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA, a.k.a. Insulation Institute) to conduct a study on the importance of insulation installation quality and grading. RESNET, the nation’s leading home energy efficiency network and the governing body of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS® Index) […]