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Inside the World's Tightest House

September/October 2013
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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August 30, 2013
Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their home for achieving a blower door test of 0.05 ACH50. The house has a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) that controls fresh air and humidity to this nearly airtight dwelling.

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