Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits

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Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits

Round-robin energy audits and a building science stakeholder survey help to inform technical and policy discussions for single-family homes.

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New Development in Air Flow Measurements

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September 01, 2005

Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]

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Hidden Costs: Wasted Water

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September 01, 2005

Saving water can have a huge impact on the expense of operating multifamily buildings - especially when the water bills and the heating and hot water bills are in the same ballpark. [continue reading]

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Garbage Bags and Laundry Baskets

Author: Iain Walker
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November 01, 2003

Homemade air flow diagnostic tools get professionally tested. [continue reading]

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Taking the Pain Out of Testing

Author: Thom Knoll
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May 01, 2003

Tackling the defrost cycle dilemma makes metering a practical tool to use when choosing which refrigerators to replace. [continue reading]

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New Construction Report Card, Part II

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March 01, 2003

Complex building designs make even the best-laid plans for home performance hard to fulfill. [continue reading]

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Keeping Score

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March 01, 2003

A package of software tools is designed to make routine measurement of actual energy savings cost-effective for home performance contractors. [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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