Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ...

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Fewer Shades of Gray: Reducing Confusion Regarding HVAC Design in Energy Star Homes

Author: Dean Gamble
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May 08, 2017

Life is rarely black and white. Just go to your local paint store and you’ll find many shades of gray – Monorail Silver, Morning Fog, Snowbound, Tinsmith. The differences are subtle and too ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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January 03, 2017

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ... [continue reading]

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Space Heating and Cooling Energy Savings of Smart Thermostats in a Hot-Humid Climate

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December 13, 2016

Smart thermostats (sometime called “connected thermostats”) regulate the home temperature by self-programming, using heuristic evaluation of user habits and occupancy. The Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) project, conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center ... [continue reading]

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Dehumidifier Surprises

Author: Abe Kruger
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December 06, 2016

Construction projects are always full of surprises. Recently I experienced this first hand when I renovated my home, dubbed Green on Gift because of its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Some surprises are ... [continue reading]

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Sustainable Resilience

Author: Seth Fawcett
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November 23, 2016

One Family's Journey to Achieving True Sustainability [continue reading]

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Passive Returns—A Study in Ten Homes

Author: Chris Baker
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October 06, 2016

Anyone who has been in the building science industry for more than a month probably knows what room pressure tests are, and why we would bother to run them. Back in early 2012, when I taught ... [continue reading]

Using God Talk—or Not—to Help the Planet?

Jim Gunshinan

Using God Talk—or Not—to Help the Planet?

I am always impressed with the work of Susan Shelton and the Shelton Group. So an email message with the ...

Rebuilding After a Hurricane, and the Next, and the Next...

Kelly Vaughn

Rebuilding After a Hurricane, and the Next, and the Next...

This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to Bloomberg. These ...

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