Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ...

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New HVAC Equipment, Same Old Problems

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February 29, 2016

Pity homeowners who are seeking to replace their existing heating or cooling equipment. As an industry, we’ve done a good job promoting high-efficiency equipment, but we haven’t done enough to ensure ... [continue reading]

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Getting Some Shade

Author: Everest Fang
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September 13, 2015

You’re uncomfortable. You feel streaks of sweat starting to inch down your forehead, back, and neck. The sun is relentless. Frantically, you look around for relief. The only thing in sight is a ... [continue reading]

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HVAC Contractors: How to Set Up a Home Performance Vehicle

Author: Jason Todd
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June 18, 2015

Want to expand your HVAC business into the whole house? Better have the right wheels. [continue reading]

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The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

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June 09, 2015

The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ... [continue reading]

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Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants

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April 27, 2015

How building airtightness and pollutant characteristics affect the transport of outdoor air pollution into the indoor environment [continue reading]

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Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants: Field Notes

Author: Don Fugler
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April 15, 2015

Parallel to the research undertaken by Brent Stephens and others (see “Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants” in the upcoming May/June 2015 issue), there has been a recent Pittsburgh-based initiative called Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in ... [continue reading]

Seeking Ideas for Building Envelope Design

Sarah O'Connell

Seeking Ideas for Building Envelope Design

Through its online crowdsourcing platform, JUMP, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with industry leaders to host technology challenges in ...

So Much Greatness and Gratitude - Notes from Nashville

Amy Beley

So Much Greatness and Gratitude - Notes from Nashville

This past week at HPC in Nashville left me humbled, hopeful, and filled to the brim with gratitude. The biggest ...

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