By Kevin Ireton
Editor, Fine Homebuilding
Originally published 2011
The houses we build today evolved in response to the availability of cheap fossil fuels. That’s why you can routinely find new houses in Texas with air-conditioning systems installed in uninsulated, 140° attics and homes in New England with no windows on the south side.
Kevin Ireton is the editor of Fine Homebuilding. Reprinted with permission.