When Above Average Is Not Good Enough
Let’s imagine two neighboring families on a residential block—the Joneses and the Smiths. Their homes are of comparable size and age, and both are families of four, living typical middle-class lifestyles. ...
In order to make energy-efficient and comfortable new houses, California builders need to pay more attention to the details. [continue reading]
Finally, a duct leakage measurement that HVAC contractors might even love. [continue reading]
Many people in the building performance field know about a certain, easy-to-perform air flow test that involves common household items. If you are not among them, read on. If ... [continue reading]
Building professionals should follow a thorough mold and IAQ investigative protocol when they tackle mold remediation cases. [continue reading]
Diagnosing and remedying mold and moisture problems requires good detective skills, proper safety precautions, and a working knowledge of the best practices for mold cleanup and building rehabilitation. Before ... [continue reading]
A new protocol shows how to make a valuable diagnostic test even more useful. [continue reading]
A new flow meter is easier to use than a Duct Blaster, and more accurate than the temperature rise method. [continue reading]
What makes solar power contagious, and can home energy upgrades spread the same way? Solar is spreading like a reinvented ...
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate ...