A Minneapolis man husband and wife removed the boiler and fireplace from their house in hopes of being certified as the first "EnerPHit" home in North America.
MinnePhit House explains that EnerPhit is an energy efficiency code that was designed with older houses in mind.
It is clear that the standards listed on MinnePhit will increase energy efficiency by 10 percent, but the list of hard and fast requirements concerning British Thermal Units (Btus) and Kilowatt hours (kWhr) has little meaning to those outside of the renewable energy circle.
The Star Tribune article does a good job of relating numerical values to information that is meaningful to the average reader.
The idea that space heaters will be sufficient to heat a 2,000-square-foot home may hard to believe, it is an idea that is easy to understand.