Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

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Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ...

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Carpenter's Omission

Author: Zolton Cohen
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May 06, 2009

My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]

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The Chimney Balloon

Author: Mark Furst
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March 09, 2009

Most homeowners like to have the option of using the fireplace once in a while. I operate Grading Spaces LLC, Home Inspection and Performance Analysis, serving residences in southern Wisconsin since 2002. It’s the ... [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House

Author: John Krigger
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January 03, 2009

Aging office worker tackles challenging superinsulated retrofit and lives to tell about it. [continue reading]

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Window Labels: Missing in Action

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September 07, 2008

Thermal certification field labeling is simple, and inexpensive, when a knowledgeable representative from the window manufacturer is involved. [continue reading]

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Toward an Affordable Zero-Energy Home

Author: Robb Aldrich
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September 07, 2008

Rural Development, Incorporated (RDI) is recognized nationally as a leader in developing and building sustainable and affordable housing; part of RDI’s mission is to provide efficient, healthy, affordable homes to residents of Franklin ... [continue reading]

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Serious Materials Rocks

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July 01, 2008

Gypsum. It’s not just for Twinkies. The mineral, a semi hydrous form of calcium sulfate, with many uses from Plaster of Paris to Chinese Medicine and even Twinkies, is mined all over the ... [continue reading]

Home Energy Magazine Starts a New Chapter

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Home Energy Magazine Starts a New Chapter

Bob Krell has joined the staff of the Building Performance Association to serve as Publisher of Home Energy Magazine. He ...

3 Tips for Building an Off-Grid Home in 2019

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3 Tips for Building an Off-Grid Home in 2019

The following is a guest post by Green Coast, a renewable energy and green living blog focused on helping you ...

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