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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Best Directions

Author: Larry Kinney
March 01, 2005

        Energy gains and losses through windows are a strong function of a particular window’s U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), of course, but orientation plays a ... [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
March 01, 2005

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Raise the Roof?

January 01, 2005

The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [continue reading]

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Tighten Up Your Advice About Air Sealing

Author: Mark Newey
January 01, 2005

A green building program manager has found that combining prescriptive and performance standards yields better air sealing practices. [continue reading]

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Air Leakage Control: The Devil's in the Details

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January 01, 2005

Avoid dread customer callbacks - due to drafty new houses, moisture problems, and high energy bills - by air sealing properly. [continue reading]

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Integrated Pest Management

Author: Brian Gumm
November 01, 2004

Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]

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