Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

For the past four years I’ve been reviewing field guides used by grantees delivering weatherization services throughout the country. With 58 grantees and up to three housing types per grantee, that’s a ...

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Moisture, Leaks, and Pressures in Mobile Homes

Author: Cal Steiner
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March 02, 2006

The first challenge is to determine whether the problem is moisture condensing in the ceiling, or a roof leak, or both. To find out, look for penetrations in surfaces. [continue reading]

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Ventilation Standards at Work

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November 01, 2005

There was a time when it seemed unlikely that Wisconsin housing could be too tight, but times have changed. [continue reading]

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Energy Efficiency Through Education and Low-Cost Measures

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September 01, 2005

There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]

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Artists Housing Achieves Energy Star Performance

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July 01, 2005

Artists converting old industrial buildings into studio live/work spaces is a familiar story in many urban areas, but the conversion of a decrepit former factory into Brookside Artists Housing came with numerous twists and turns. [continue reading]

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Attic Accesses: High Priority or No Big Deal?

Author: Jim Melesky
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March 01, 2005

Some calculations answer the question, How much does proper attic access insulation matter? [continue reading]

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Raise the Roof?

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January 01, 2005

The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [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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