New Rebuild Healthy Homes Guide and Resources from HUD

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New Rebuild Healthy Homes Guide and Resources from HUD

When a disaster strikes, survivors face the daunting and dangerous task of cleanup and repair. They are understandably eager to restore their homes and lives quickly, yet are typically unaware of all the potential hazards ...

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Energy Star Home Performance Contracting Program Takes Off

Author: Andrew Fisk
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September 01, 2001

Energy Star has already made its name through programs for promoting consumer purchases of energy-efficient products and for building energyefficient new homes. Now home performance contractors in New York can also partner up to benefit from this great initiative. [continue reading]

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold

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September 01, 2001

Multifamily public and low-income housing have particular problems when it comes to moisture and air pollutants. In this first of a two-part series, we look at one particular type of multifamily construction: midrise housing. [continue reading]

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Affordable Cooling at its Peak

Author: Liz Robinson
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July 01, 2001

An inexpensive process for adding reflective coatings to rooftops saves energy and lives. [continue reading]

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Of Mastic and Mistakes

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May 01, 2001

        My company has been in the HVAC business for eight years. Last year, our crews passed the 100- mile mark—they sealed their 100th mile of ductwork. They ... [continue reading]

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The Energy Penalty of Poor Duct Design

Author: Bill Hylton
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March 01, 2001

A home with a poor duct system can't be energy efficient no matter how tight or well-insulated it is. [continue reading]

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Crawlspace Condensation

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2001

            Crawlspace Condensation Q:I was called to a doublewide mobile home to investigate a problem with a 4- year-old duct system (the original duct system was ... [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

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 ...

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