The Department of Energy (DOE) this week formally requested more input on analyzing a new approach to energy efficiency standards for natural gas furnaces, and although it’s been 25 years since they’ve been significantly updated, taking some additional time makes great sense. The approach, which NRDC and other stakeholders proposed to DOE in July, would … Read more

(This is a reposting of a guest blog I wrote for Next Step Network. You can find that and other guest blogs here, as well as a wealth of information on Next Step’s leading work toward more affordable, efficient manufactured housing.) New frontiers in energy efficiency, comfort, and affordability in manufactured housing are on the … Read more

The Department of Energy took an important step toward more affordable, energy efficient manufactured homes today when its standards advisory committee established a formal working group in which consumers, manufacturers, utilities, environmental advocates and other stakeholders will work together on updated energy-saving standards for a type of housing that is home to nearly 20 million … Read more