Iain Walker does research in the Residential Building Systems group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
This special issue of Home Energy brings together five building blocks in the home performance field: Home Energy, Affordable Comfort, Building Performance Institute (BPI), the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), and the Energy and Environmental ... [continue reading]
Most duct leakage could be prevented with proper duct sealing. But field examinations often find seals failing over time. [continue reading]
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab offers a look into ten of California's cutting-edge deep energy retrofits. [continue reading]
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab shares in-depth end-use monitoring in four retrofit homes in Northern California. [continue reading]
This is the last article in a series of three that have summarized the design, construction, and performance of ten Northern California deep energy retrofits (DERs) that have been monitored by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (... [continue reading]
In the home performance industry, most standards require extensive testing to identify vented appliances that could backdraft and spill exhaust gases, particularly when homes are air-sealed. But how good are these tests at finding problems? ... [continue reading]
Starting in the mid-2000s, the California Energy Commission funded several research studies (for example, Price, et al., 2007, and Offermann, 2009) that aimed to evaluate the potential indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts associated with envelope air ... [continue reading]