Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ...

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Safe Air at Home

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September 01, 2011

At Pure Energy, we are finding more and more IAQ problems caused by pollutants that are supposed to be outside the living space, but are being drawn into the living space by unbalanced house pressures. [continue reading]

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Blower Door Testing in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Don Hynek
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September 01, 2011

In the past, blower door testing in apartment buildings had its obstacles -- difficulty, expenses, and uncertain payoff. Well, not anymore. See why these reasons no longer apply for most U.S. buildings. [continue reading]

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Carbon Monoxide Around the House: Comparing Ambient CO Monitors

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July 01, 2011

Carbon monoxide (CO) is really nasty stuff. It’s odorless, colorless, and neutrally buoyant, and it can make you stupid before it kills you. It’s not the kind of stuff you want ... [continue reading]

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Integrating Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes

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July 01, 2011

Why unhealthy homes cause unhealthy occupants. [continue reading]

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Indoor Environmental Quality Daydreams and Nightmares

Author: Kirsten Shaw
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May 01, 2011

Building performance renovation contractors and Weatherization Assistance program workers daydream of making homes healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, and durable. But sometimes when they are in the middle of a project, they find their dreams have ... [continue reading]

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Combustible-Gas Leak Detectors

Author: Paul Raymer
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May 01, 2011

You may have heard of houses and neighborhoods exploding due to gas leaks in old pipes under the streets. Inside the home, detecting combustible-gas leaks is an important part of combustion safety testing. Gas connections ... [continue reading]

The Extraordinary Growth of Solar in the US Visualized

Kumar Dhuvur

The Extraordinary Growth of Solar in the US Visualized

Residential solar installations have grown rapidly as solar costs have plummeted over 80% over the last 10 years. Ever wondered where all ...

HPC Launches the Home Performance Forum

Lindsay Bachman Flickinger

HPC Launches the Home Performance Forum

HPC launched the Home Performance Forum last week, where members openly discuss topics including education, certification, field procedures, equipment, building ...

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