real-life stories illustrate new home problems and opportunities in action in
the late 1990s and early 2000s. The kinds of problems described in these case
studies are built into many thousands of homes built in recent decades. The
building industry has made great strides in avoiding these problems in recent
years. Labels such as ENERGY STAR
Certified Homes and
DOE Challenge Home address these issues head-on and make it easy to identify
homes that perform better than those built using conventional approaches.