Preparing for Climate Change

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Preparing for Climate Change

Home performance, long seen as a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, can also help individuals and communities adapt to climate change. To be effective in this role, the home performance industry must itself learn ...

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Safe Air at Home

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September 01, 2011

At Pure Energy, we are finding more and more IAQ problems caused by pollutants that are supposed to be outside the living space, but are being drawn into the living space by unbalanced house pressures. [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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Carbon Monoxide Around the House: Comparing Ambient CO Monitors

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July 01, 2011

Carbon monoxide (CO) is really nasty stuff. It’s odorless, colorless, and neutrally buoyant, and it can make you stupid before it kills you. It’s not the kind of stuff you want ... [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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Indoor Environmental Quality Daydreams and Nightmares

Author: Kirsten Shaw
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May 01, 2011

Building performance renovation contractors and Weatherization Assistance program workers daydream of making homes healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, and durable. But sometimes when they are in the middle of a project, they find their dreams have ... [continue reading]

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Combustible-Gas Leak Detectors

Author: Paul Raymer
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May 01, 2011

You may have heard of houses and neighborhoods exploding due to gas leaks in old pipes under the streets. Inside the home, detecting combustible-gas leaks is an important part of combustion safety testing. Gas connections ... [continue reading]

HPXML Dominates Residential Market, New Report Finds

Julie Caracino

HPXML Dominates Residential Market, New Report Finds

The Home Performance Extensible Markup Language (HPXML) Data Dictionary and Transfer Standard have been gaining traction in the residential energy ...

Can Energy Monitoring Services Bolster Your Bottom Line?

Charles Cormany

Can Energy Monitoring Services Bolster Your Bottom Line?

For years the HVAC industry has relied on repeat visits to existing customers to generate new business. The service contract ...

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