Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money

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Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money

When you think of industries offering the latest technology, computer software, social media, and cell phone companies may come to mind first. But when I reflect back on my 27 years in the residential HVACR industry, ...

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New ASHRAE Ventilation Standard

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 1999

Ventilation in the housing stock accounts for one-third to one-half of the space conditioning load, primarily through uncontrolled air leakage. [continue reading]

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Ventilation/Cooling Method Needs User Input

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May 01, 1999

Many U.S. homebuilders and buyers view compressor cooling as a necessity, even in mild climates. But the widespread use of compressor cooling causes several problems, especially in warmer regions like the West Coast. [continue reading]

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Finding the Whole-House Fan That Fits

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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May 01, 1999

Whole-house fans cool homes very efficiently in many parts of the country. But they have come under fire for creating leaks into the attic, causing potential depressurization problems, and being noisy. [continue reading]

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A Bright Future for Advanced Fireplaces

Author: Skip Hayden
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January 01, 1999

The severe ice storm of January 1998 in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States showed the benefits of efficient gas and wood fireplaces that can operate independently of electricity, and increased interest in high-performing fireplaces that supply comfortable heat during an extended power outage. [continue reading]

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Oversized Kitchen Fans--An Exhausting Problem

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January 01, 1999

The Bigger is Better mentality strikes deep into the heart of the American home. Sure, American consumers will live with low flush toilets; they'll put up with low-wattage lights; but when it comes to the kitchen, they want the culinary equivalent of the sports utility vehicle. [continue reading]

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Saving Energy with Reflective Roofs

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November 01, 1998

In 11 Florida homes with roofs coated with a white material during midsummer, average air conditioning energy use decreased by 8 kWh/day, or 19%. [continue reading]

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

Andy Heikkila

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Mariel Wolfson

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...

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