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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Pressure Pans: New Uses and Old Fundamentals

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January 01, 1998

Duct leakage continues to be one of the biggest home performance problems, so duct sealing retrofits are in steady demand. Here at Ecotope and Delta-T, we've discovered a way for advanced duct sealers to speed up their diagnostics. [continue reading]

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DESLog Delivers Timely Answers about Home Energy Use

Author: Karen Linner
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September 01, 1997

Blower doors, pressure tests, and other diagnostic tools are useful for assessing home performance before and after weatherization. [continue reading]

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Energy-10

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September 01, 1997

In the past two decades, many energy analysis software packages have appeared on the market. Most of these have been time-consuming, complicated to use, or unable to handle a sufficient number of variables. [continue reading]

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Data Loggers: An Interview with Some Heavy Users

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May 01, 1997

The first data loggers were human. When labor was cheap, students and others were hired to sit next to wattmeters and record the reading every 15 minutes. Data loss occurred for various reasons, such as boredom. [continue reading]

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The History of the Blower Door

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November 01, 1995

The blower door as we know and love it today springs from technology first used in Sweden in 1977, where it was actually a blower window. [continue reading]

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Assessing The Integrity Of Electrical Wiring

Author: Larry Kinney
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September 01, 1995

Dense-pack cellulose insulation is a very useful and cost-effective technique for lowering both conductive and convective heat losses in a variety of housing types. [continue reading]

HPC Works With Stakeholders to Improve New York State Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

Joe Cullen, HPC's Director of Policy & State Outreach

HPC Works With Stakeholders to Improve New York State Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

As part of a coalition of residential energy efficiency organizations including the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), Building Performance ...

ZNE Primer: Now Available!

Ann Edminster

ZNE Primer: Now Available!

The concept for this document came from members of the AIACC, who are embracing the architect’s role in ...

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