From the Lab to the Marketplace (1995)

The Energy Home, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

In most cases, energy efficiency is "invisible" and needn't affect the appearance of a home. The three illustrations depict the energy attributes of pre-oil-crisis (1973) vintage home, today's home, and the home of tomorrow. Many of the improvements shown relate to LBNL research described in this report (i.e., technologies, standards, design tools, and indoor air quality considerations). Most of these technologies and strategies are being applied to commercial buildings as well.