Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

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Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ...

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Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

May 31, 2019

We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ... [continue reading]

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Air Sealing with AeroBarrier

April 01, 2019

In many parts of the country, house envelopes are notoriously leaky, with unintended air infiltration that results in additional space-heating and -cooling equipment loads. While voluntary codes and standards for envelope tightness have existed for ... [continue reading]

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Microhousing: A Lived and Learned Experience

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September 05, 2017

Living within your means has always been prudent—but what happens when you take this to an extreme? Microhousing has become more and more popular over the last few years, receiving more time in ... [continue reading]

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A New Way to Reduce Multifamily Air Leakage

August 06, 2017

While tight exterior envelopes have become standard for single-family homes, they have been slow to reach the multifamily sector. Multifamily buildings have many of the same leakage paths as houses, as well as additional paths ... [continue reading]

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Digital Gauge Calibration Is Key For Unparalleled Pressure And Flow Reading Accuracy

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August 02, 2017

[SPONSORED CONTENT] The Energy Conservatory shares the basics of gauge calibration and specifications, and how these factors influenced its DG-1000 design [continue reading]

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Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 4: Protect Your Air Barrier

May 24, 2017

This is part 4 of a series that describes how to air seal the most difficult parts of buildings. A service cavity and vented rainscreen promote durable airtightness. [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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