David Kaufman

David Kaufman is an energy consultant with Energy Solutions in Maine. E-mail him at dk@energyforbuildings.com.

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An Insulation Roundup

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November 01, 2000

In the confusing world of insulation materials, telling the difference between fraudulent claims and the real thing is not easy. [continue reading]

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Solar Subsidies are Booming

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July 01, 2006

        Recent developments around the Unites States are creating a very favorable atmosphere for solar energy.The biggest boost comes from a marked rise in the cost of conventional fuels; ... [continue reading]

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If It Ain't Broke, Why Fix It?

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May 06, 2009

Something old and a few things new in the choices of insulation material and installation. [continue reading]

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SEEK and FLIR Disrupt IR Camera Technology

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May 18, 2016

Infrared (IR) cameras have gotten better and cheaper over the last couple of decades. New products from upstart SEEK Thermal and old-timer FLIR verge on being disruptive technologies, given their pocket size and remarkable pricing. [continue reading]

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Comments on The North American Passive House Network 2014 Conference

Comments on The North American Passive House Network 2014 Conference

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I recently attended the conference for the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN). NAPHN promotes and mobilizes North American building industries to implement the international Passive House Standard and dramatically improve the quality and sustainability of our built environment. The Internation Passive House Association, headquartered in Germany, has been around for 27 years and recently certified its 1 millionth square meter (10,764 millionth square foot). [continue reading]

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