When Above Average Is Not Good Enough

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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. ...

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New Construction Report Card

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January 01, 2003

In order to make energy-efficient and comfortable new houses, California builders need to pay more attention to the details. [continue reading]

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An Easier Way to Measure Duct Leaks

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September 01, 2002

Finally, a duct leakage measurement that HVAC contractors might even love. [continue reading]

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Air Flow Measurements in the Bag

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September 01, 2002

        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]

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Missteps with Mold

Author: Bill Boles
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July 01, 2002

Building professionals should follow a thorough mold and IAQ investigative protocol when they tackle mold remediation cases. [continue reading]

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Remediating Mold: A Clip-Out Checklist for Building Professionals

Author: Gloria Fultz
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July 01, 2002

        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]

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Zone Pressure Diagnostics

Author: David Bohac
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May 01, 2002

A new protocol shows how to make a valuable diagnostic test even more useful. [continue reading]

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Flow Control Gains in Accuracy

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March 01, 2002

A new flow meter is easier to use than a Duct Blaster, and more accurate than the temperature rise method. [continue reading]

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Valuing Air Barriers

Author: Duncan Hill
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September 01, 2001

Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

Andy Heikkila

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Mariel Wolfson

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...

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