Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 4: Protect Your Air Barrier

Spotlight Article:

Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 4: Protect Your Air Barrier

This is part 4 of a series that describes how to air seal the most difficult parts of buildings. A service cavity and vented rainscreen promote durable airtightness.

Keep Reading

FILTER ARTICLES
stuff

Crawlspace Conundrum

Author: Brad Turk
premium CONTENT
May 01, 2005

        Q. I have a problem with the crawlspace in my home. When the air conditioning is running, I can smell the crawlspace. Is there a good way to keep ... [continue reading]

stuff

Make Room for the Caddy

premium CONTENT
March 01, 2005

Since homes continue to be built with attached garages - with no change in sight - builders and contractors need to understand how to minimize the risk of CO poisoning. [continue reading]

stuff

Attic Accesses: High Priority or No Big Deal?

Author: Jim Melesky
premium CONTENT
March 01, 2005

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

stuff

Use Foil in Walls?

premium CONTENT
March 01, 2005

Q. I’m desperate for some balanced information. I’m putting new cement-based clapboard siding on my house on top of a plywood shell. The siding contractor said that he typically wraps the ... [continue reading]

stuff

Best Directions

Author: Larry Kinney
premium CONTENT
March 01, 2005

        Energy gains and losses through windows are a strong function of a particular window’s U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), of course, but orientation plays a ... [continue reading]

stuff

Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
premium CONTENT
March 01, 2005

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

How Cities Can Ensure Better Rentals for Everyone

Alisa Petersen

How Cities Can Ensure Better Rentals for Everyone

Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report,Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’...

HPC18 - In Review

Lindsay Bachman, HPC Director of Marketing & Communications

HPC18 - In Review

At this year's national conference and trade show we networked, learned, laughed and grew! Thank you for sharing your week ...

Earn BPI CEU credits
HEP
Home Performance with EnergyStar

Harness the power of
HOME PERFORMANCE!

Get the Home Energy
e-newsletter

FREE!

SUBSCRIBE

NOW!