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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Don't Throw that Window Out the Window!

Author: Jeanne Byrne
November 01, 1994

There are many ways to retrofit a window. Most strategies involve replacing the glass, frame, and sash with double-paned low-E glass, and a new wood or vinyl frame and sash. [continue reading]

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"Superwindow" Retrofits Show Significant Energy Savings

September 01, 1994

Windows account for a fairly large percentage of the heat loss of houses. Even in new homes built to stringent energy code, windows still account for about 25% of the overall conductive heat loss. [continue reading]

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Studs of Steel

July 01, 1994

Rising lumber prices and an erratic market have driven some homebuilders to look for alternatives to wood framing, and steel framing is one option that is grabbing their attention. [continue reading]

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Saving Energy with Reflective Roof Coatings

May 01, 1994

Architects have traditionally used light surface colors to cool off buildings in hot climates, but until recently there was little research on the measured cooling-energy savings of reflective roofs. [continue reading]

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Does Floor Insulation Performance Meet Expectations?

March 01, 1994

If they are insulated at all, floors over crawlspaces or unconditioned spaces are insulated with fiberglass blankets or batts. [continue reading]

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Cooling Benefits from Exterior Masonry Wall Insulation

March 01, 1994

Masonry, or concrete block, housing construction is common throughout the southern United States, where cooling demands are significant. [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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