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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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Solving a Chimney Moisture Problem

Author: Joe Ponessa
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September 01, 1999

In September 1998, roofer Kevin Fischer, carpenter/painter Bill Coyle, and I were called to help out on an 80-year-old, three-story, wood frame house located in southern New Jersey. [continue reading]

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Virginia Builder Reaps Success with Healthy Houses

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July 01, 1999

In the early 1990s, Virginia builder Jay Epstein barely cracked double digits when it came to annual house sales. But in 1999 Epstein, the president of Newport News-based Gabriel Enterprises Incorporated, expects to build and sell well over 100 new homes. [continue reading]

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Insulation in the heating system--A Source of Black Stains

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November 01, 1998

Stains in homes have many different sources. In my job as an industrial hygienist, I have seen a wide variety of substances that can create stains, including mold growth, vehicle exhaust, combustion appliances, tobacco smoke, cooking fumes, and even candles (see "Black Stains in Houses: Soot, Dust, or Ghosts?" HE Jan/Feb '98, p. 15). [continue reading]

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Ozone Out for Indoor Air Cleaners

Author: John Manuel
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November 01, 1998

Ozone has been successfully used for decades to treat and sanitize municipal water supplies, swimming pools, and spas. [continue reading]

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Clean Ducts with Elbow Grease, Not Toxic Gas

Author: Ed Chessor
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November 01, 1998

Most of the ductwork that I've seen contains accumulations of house dust and tobacco smoke solids, as well as loose pieces of fiberglass duct insulation, dead bugs, and mold growing in a damp mess. [continue reading]

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Occupants Pollute Healthy Homes

Author: Gene Bodzin
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September 01, 1998

It is common knowledge that living in a well-ventilated house can help a family be more comfortable. But how much can good ventilation help protect the occupants of a house against indoor air pollution? [continue reading]

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

Andrew deLaski

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published new minimum energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners and heat ...

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

Tom Herron

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is pleased to announce the four newly-elected members of the 2017 Board of Directors.

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