Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ...

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Fewer Shades of Gray: Reducing Confusion Regarding HVAC Design in Energy Star Homes

Author: Dean Gamble
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May 08, 2017

Life is rarely black and white. Just go to your local paint store and you’ll find many shades of gray – Monorail Silver, Morning Fog, Snowbound, Tinsmith. The differences are subtle and too ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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January 03, 2017

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ... [continue reading]

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Space Heating and Cooling Energy Savings of Smart Thermostats in a Hot-Humid Climate

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December 13, 2016

Smart thermostats (sometime called “connected thermostats”) regulate the home temperature by self-programming, using heuristic evaluation of user habits and occupancy. The Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) project, conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center ... [continue reading]

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Dehumidifier Surprises

Author: Abe Kruger
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December 06, 2016

Construction projects are always full of surprises. Recently I experienced this first hand when I renovated my home, dubbed Green on Gift because of its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Some surprises are ... [continue reading]

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Sustainable Resilience

Author: Seth Fawcett
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November 23, 2016

One Family's Journey to Achieving True Sustainability [continue reading]

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Passive Returns—A Study in Ten Homes

Author: Chris Baker
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October 06, 2016

Anyone who has been in the building science industry for more than a month probably knows what room pressure tests are, and why we would bother to run them. Back in early 2012, when I taught ... [continue reading]

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

Steve Baden

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute have joined forces to promote net zero energy homes and develop an American consensus ...

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

Brandon De Young

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

In 2008, California set a bold new goal for its homebuilders. The California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan makes it ...

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