Better Measurements, Better Models: Advances in Measuring and Predicting Thermal Performance

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Better Measurements, Better Models: Advances in Measuring and Predicting Thermal Performance

As 2-D and 3-D modeling to predict building performance becomes more widespread, we need to consider what data are feeding those models. At this point, modeling software has become quite sophisticated, and many users don&...

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Google SketchUp

Author: Alex Oliver
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May 01, 2008

A growing number of companies providing products and services to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry are diving into virtual reality. Whirlpool Corporation has a division dedicated to translating its entire product catalog into ... [continue reading]

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Give a Hand to Audits

Author: Bill Shadish
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May 01, 2008

Today, hand-held devices are smaller and easier to use and can be extended very easily with a wide variety of both software and hardware add-ons. [continue reading]

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Infrared Thermography: (Nearly) A Daily Tool

Author: John Snell
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March 07, 2008

The potential returns of using IR thermography for retrofitting of existing homes are immense. [continue reading]

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Introducing the Green Building Studio

Author: John Sustar
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September 04, 2007

Building designers can use computer software, such as DOE-2 and EnergyPlus, to evaluate potential energy-saving measures. However, preparing the input in a way that accurately represents the proposed building and its energy-efficient features is a ... [continue reading]

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Measuring Leakage in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Colin Genge
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September 03, 2007

Controlling the flow of air through the exterior building enclosure is critical. But controlling the flow of air between suites and common spaces within the building is also important. [continue reading]

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Designing for Solar

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March 20, 2007

Deciding where to put a PV system on a roof can be a struggle, especially if the best place for the system is unavailable for some reason. That’s when an architect or designer ... [continue reading]

Manufactured Housing Equals Green Housing

Olga Zheliabina

Manufactured Housing Equals Green Housing

Concerns about the environment and climate change have everyday Americans more determined than ever to do their part to reduce ...

Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More

Frank Rapley

Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where I work as a senior manager, is a corporate agency of the United States ...

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