The Search for Thermal Comfort

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The Search for Thermal Comfort

In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ...

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December 29, 2013

Dean Gamble “A Case Study in Coordination: Energy Star Partners and HVAC Contractors” While writing his article, Gamble learned something very important about the relationship between HERS raters and HVAC contractors. “A ... [continue reading]

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The Future of Building Performance and the HVAC Industry

Author: Doug Garrett
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August 29, 2013

The building performance and HVAC industries are destined to interact in the marketplace, since they both work for and with millions of American homeowners and businesses. The two industries share important common ground in that ... [continue reading]

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Telling the Story of Home Performance

Author: Chris Dorsi
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June 30, 2013

We’re all engaged in the business of education, whether we recognize it or not. Every time we speak or write, after all, we’re hoping to educate others about our knowledge and ... [continue reading]

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How Canyoneering Is Like Starting - or Growing - a Home Performance Business

Author: Mike Rogers
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June 30, 2013

As a way to get away from e-mail and blog posts, I’ve been a longtime fan of remote wilderness backpacking, especially in the Grand Canyon. This past fall, I took a trip that ... [continue reading]

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Borescopes: Eye Spy

Author: Paul Raymer
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June 30, 2013

Remember ET’s finger? That could be seen as an advanced version of a borescope—ET could touch things and cure them. The borescopes I am describing here are cameras with illumination on ... [continue reading]

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Attic Fans and the Whole House

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April 28, 2013

Consider turning attic fans on when checking for the worst case CAZ depressurization. [continue reading]

Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Stacy Hunt

Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Earlier this month at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program had the pleasure ...

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

Ryan Meres

Energy Data Gains Traction in Real Estate Listings

For more than a decade studies have consistently shown that homebuyers want energy efficient features, but few are actually aware ...

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