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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Heating with Oil - New Developments

July 01, 2004

Because of new burner technologies, low sulfur fuels, and bio fuels, North Americans are finding out what Europeans have known for a while - heating with oil makes good sense. [continue reading]

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Preventing Particle Penetration

March 01, 2004

With residents' health increasingly dependent on a home's indoor air quality, ventilation strategies become more important than ever. [continue reading]

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Reducing Air Handler Electricity Use: More Than Just a Better Motor

November 01, 2003

        These days, manufacturers are able to produce relatively efficient appliances for people’s homes. It is not uncommon to see A/C units with SEER 14, or furnaces with ... [continue reading]

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Garbage Bags and Laundry Baskets

Author: Iain Walker
November 01, 2003

Homemade air flow diagnostic tools get professionally tested. [continue reading]

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An Easier Way to Measure Duct Leaks

September 01, 2002

Finally, a duct leakage measurement that HVAC contractors might even love. [continue reading]

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Learning From the Residents

Author: Jim LaRue
September 01, 2002

        Creating a cutting edge home is exciting, and so is getting a chance to demonstrate to other builders, Realtors, and community residents that the promises of green building can ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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