A New Way to Reduce Multifamily Air Leakage
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 ...
The replacement of incandescent lighting--particularly hallway fixtures and exit signs that consume electricity 8,760 hours a year in many multifamily buildings--with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) yields substantial energy savings and should be easy to promote. [continue reading]
In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, we looked at the savings persistence from equipment retrofits that Citizens Conservation Corporation (CCC) installed in low-income apartment buildings over the past decade. [continue reading]
Several years ago, Syracuse Energy Service Company installed automatic, 8deg. set-back thermostats with small dials in a seniors complex. It became apparent that some outreach was needed when several people from the complex disembarked from a rented bus and stormed the office in protest. [continue reading]
Since most apartment dwellers are renters, the first goal is to sort out who pays the bills for what fuels. [continue reading]
Weatherizing multifamily buildings can yield substantial savings for both owners and occupants, according to the results of case studies of buildings throughout the country. [continue reading]
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