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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A Deeper Look into My Deep Energy Retrofit

Author: Dick Rome
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February 28, 2014

My wife and I live in a Title 24 house built in 2004 in Stockton, California. It is a 1,883 ft2 ranch, slab-on-grade, with 9-foot ceilings, double-pane low-e vinyl -framed horizontal slider windows, installed R-30 ceiling insulation (effective ... [continue reading]

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Don't Be a Lipstick Flipper

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December 29, 2013

We hear in the news about all the foreclosed, abandoned, vacant, or otherwise lost homes. We hear about the army of house flippers and people buying and fixing these homes to make an income from ... [continue reading]

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The Case for an Energy Benefit

Author: Rob Guthrie
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November 02, 2013

A Study of The Clinton Foundation's HEAL Program [continue reading]

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California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

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November 02, 2013

The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work. [continue reading]

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Florida's Phased Deep Retrofit Project

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October 31, 2013

What are the realistic energy savings that can be obtained in homes in a hot-humid climate? As part of U.S. DOE’s Building America Program, phased deep retrofit (PDR) project, the Florida Solar ... [continue reading]

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Deep Energy Retrofit X10 Part 3: Gathering Data

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July 01, 2013

This is the last article in a series of three that have summarized the design, construction, and performance of ten Northern California deep energy retrofits (DERs) that have been monitored by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (... [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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