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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Zone Pressure Diagnostics

Author: David Bohac
May 01, 2002

A new protocol shows how to make a valuable diagnostic test even more useful. [continue reading]

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Dry Notes from the Underground

Author: Don Fugler
March 01, 2002

Research shows that homeowners invite mold growth and serious health risks with a finished basement that has moisture problems. [continue reading]

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The Lowdown on Structural Insulated Panels

January 01, 2002

More builders are recognizing the benefits of building with structural insulated panels, yet unless the panels are properly installed, moisture buildup can create major problems. [continue reading]

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Valuing Air Barriers

Author: Duncan Hill
September 01, 2001

Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]

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Steel Stud Walls: Breaking the Thermal Bridge

Author: Jan Kosny
July 01, 2001

Steel stud walls are notoriously inefficient due to thermal bridging, but new construction and insulating methods are solving that problem. [continue reading]

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Affordable Cooling at its Peak

Author: Liz Robinson
July 01, 2001

An inexpensive process for adding reflective coatings to rooftops saves energy and lives. [continue reading]

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