Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits

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Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits

Round-robin energy audits and a building science stakeholder survey help to inform technical and policy discussions for single-family homes.

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Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits

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July 01, 2013

Round-robin energy audits and a building science stakeholder survey help to inform technical and policy discussions for single-family homes. [continue reading]

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Bailey Family Earns Bragging Rights

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November 02, 2011

Our attempt to improve the energy efficiency of our home began in 2008, after the electrical portion of our utility bill soared over $400. We had long been resigned to a steep energy bill, in part because ... [continue reading]

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Blower Door Testing in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Don Hynek
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September 01, 2011

In the past, blower door testing in apartment buildings had its obstacles -- difficulty, expenses, and uncertain payoff. Well, not anymore. See why these reasons no longer apply for most U.S. buildings. [continue reading]

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Getting to the Bottom of Home Energy Use

Author: Todd Hoener
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July 01, 2011

In 1949, according to DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential electricity consumption was 5% of total residential energy consumption. By 2009, it was 40%. This rise is attributable to many factors—appliance and equipment saturation, innovations ... [continue reading]

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Integrating Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes

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July 01, 2011

Why unhealthy homes cause unhealthy occupants. [continue reading]

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Successful Warm-Weather Infrared Inspections

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May 01, 2011

While infrared cameras are relatively easy to operate, it is the task of interpreting the image that turns out to be the most challenging aspect of this technology. [continue reading]

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

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