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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Insulating Residential Masonry Buildings in Cold Climates

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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Sealed Attics?

Author: Brian Coble
January 08, 2010

In some homes it's better to bring the attic into the conditioned space - even if the attic will never be used as a living space. [continue reading]

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Roof Topography & Ice Damming

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January 07, 2010

It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House, Phase 2

Author: John Krigger
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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If It Ain't Broke, Why Fix It?

May 06, 2009

Something old and a few things new in the choices of insulation material and installation. [continue reading]

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Reflective Walls

Author: Danny Parker
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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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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