Green Dreamin'

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Green Dreamin'

What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?

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The Perfect Wall and the Building Science Blues

Author: Eric Werling
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December 01, 2017

What is the Perfect Wall? And, why does it give me the building science blues? This article answers both of those questions, and it tells how some of the best building scientists on the continent, ... [continue reading]

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Green Dreamin'

Author: Lee Chilcote
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July 02, 2012

What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]

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Insulated Siding Provides Continuous Insulation

Author: Matt Dobson
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May 01, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]

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Battle of the Walls: Peak Reduction

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November 07, 2010

Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]

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Insulating Residential Masonry Buildings in Cold Climates

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March 01, 2010

Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House, Phase 2

Author: John Krigger
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November 02, 2009

Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west façade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]

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Reflective Walls

Author: Danny Parker
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May 06, 2009

In research spanning two decades, the record shows that reflective roofs on houses reduce cooling loads. Generally, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), where I do research, we have found cooling energy savings from ... [continue reading]

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Carpenter's Omission

Author: Zolton Cohen
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May 06, 2009

My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]

Degree Days Shuffle

Jim Gunshinan

Degree Days Shuffle

A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...

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Jim Gunshinan

Cooland WarmClothing

“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...

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