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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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]

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Comparing Your Home's Energy Use to Others

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June 16, 2001

Do you know how well your house is doing in terms of the energy it uses? Is your house operating efficiently or inefficiently? [continue reading]

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The Current State of Duct Leakage Measurement: Field Evaluation of Five Methods

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March 01, 2001

A study of test methods for duct leakage revealed that there is room for improvement in this evolving field. [continue reading]

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Frozen Pipes Dilemmas: The Hard Cold Facts of Insulation Effectiveness and Building Tightness

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January 01, 2001

When the air temperature inside the heated space is cold enough to freeze plumbing, clearly there's a problem. [continue reading]

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Duct Leakage: How Much

Author: John Proctor
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January 01, 2001

Q:Is there a standard for energy-efficient ducts? I was called to a home built in 1955 that is under a warranty from a recent sale. The customer wanted us to “fix the ducts.” ... [continue reading]

Converging Trends

Rick Barnett

Converging Trends

Environmental Leader recently described legal challenges faced by a business coalitionsupporting the “Clean Power Plan.” Aside from ...

11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing

Shawna Henderson

11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing

Keeping track of what's going on in the world of low-impact, sustainable housing is, and was, a challenge.

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