Online Tool Ensures High-Quality Weatherization Work

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Online Tool Ensures High-Quality Weatherization Work

The idea of using step-by-step descriptions to help workers understand what's needed to achieve a desired outcome is common in the fast-food industry—but applying this approach to weatherization requires some creative thinking. Clearly, ...

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Sick Houses: Using Diagnostic Tools to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Author: Scott Finley
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November 01, 1997

"Sick building syndrome" is caused by everything from dangerous molds to meteorological occurrences. Improving the indoor air quality of these buildings calls for careful diagnostics and even more careful removal of and repairs to problem areas. [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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Weatherization Program Rallies in Virginia

Author: Fred Gross
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July 01, 1997

As political climates have changed in this country, low-income weatherization programs are receiving far less federal support. [continue reading]

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Youth Energy Conserves Home Energy

Author: Ted Rieger
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November 01, 1996

How do you join poorly educated, unemployed youths with low-income residents, weatherization agencies, and contractors in a partnership that benefits all of them? [continue reading]

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Constructive Restructuring

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November 01, 1996

The opening of the electric industry to competitive forces could determine the future of low-income energy efficiency initiatives in the United States. [continue reading]

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Insulation: The Inside Story

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September 01, 1996

In hilly cities, there are often uninsulated balloon-framed houses on very steep hillsides. This forces insulators to go up 40 feet on ladders to insulate. Meanwhile, tight clearances between homes make the walls truly inaccessible. [continue reading]

Electric Vehicles Can Benefit All Utility Customers

Luke Tonachel

Electric Vehicles Can Benefit All Utility Customers

Despite the Trump administration’s apparent affection for the fossil fuels industry, individual states are looking at the numbers ...

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

Jodi Scott

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific ...

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