Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

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Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

It is not unusual for California to be first and unique. Just one year after the 1973 oil embargo exposed this country’s reliance on foreign oil, California was the first state to implement a ...

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Greening the HVAC System: A Logical Process

Author: Jim LaRue
January 01, 2007

There is a mantra that has been generated in the imaginations of most folks who want to build or remodel a home with green guidelines. The mantra goes: “I want my green home to ... [continue reading]

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Multifamily Takes Baby Steps to CHP

November 06, 2006

While energy prices are at record highs with no relief in sight, building owners and managers of multifamily buildings are investigating ways to reduce energy operating costs for their properties. Besides saving energy, these owners ... [continue reading]

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Building a Better Wood Furnace

Author: Elka Karl
September 11, 2006

        Wood has been burned as fuel for thousands of years, and over this time the art of wood burning has been refined from outdoor fires to highly advanced wood ... [continue reading]

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HVAC Design Help

September 11, 2006

        Though tools and methods are available for the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems, they are not often used when it comes to production homes. That’s partly because ... [continue reading]

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HVAC System Pressure Relief

July 01, 2006

Correcting pressure imbalances in your HVAC system can result in a healthier, more efficient home. [continue reading]

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Radiant Heating and Cooling Made Simple

March 02, 2006

        Conventional hydronic radiant floor (HRF) heating systems offer significant comfort and efficiency benefits compared to conventional forced air systems. Comfort is improved by delivering heat low, where the people ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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