Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

Spotlight Article:

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 ...

Keep Reading

FILTER ARTICLES
stuff

Drawbacks Of Powered Attic Ventilators

Author: Ted Rieger
November 01, 1995

Powered attic ventilators, already suspected of using more energy than they save, can also create excess moisture, structural problems, discomfort, and combustion safety problems for home occupants, according to a recent study. [continue reading]

stuff

Researchers Approach Builders on Duct Location

November 01, 1995

It is common practice in California to put ducts outside the conditioned space, in attics and crawlspaces. These duct systems are typically 50%-70% efficient due mostly to air leakage and heat transfer losses, while sealed conditioned-space duct installations have efficiencies over 90%. O [continue reading]

stuff

Air Sealing in Occupied Homes

Author: David Keefe
November 01, 1995

There are few areas of residential construction that are so commonly misunderstood as air movement within and through houses. [continue reading]

stuff

Assessing The Integrity Of Electrical Wiring

Author: Larry Kinney
September 01, 1995

Dense-pack cellulose insulation is a very useful and cost-effective technique for lowering both conductive and convective heat losses in a variety of housing types. [continue reading]

stuff

Air Sealing in Low-Rise Buildings

September 01, 1995

Multifamily buildings vary widely. They range from houses divided into three apartments to 500-unit high rises. So a weatherization project must be tailored to fit the personality of the building. [continue reading]

stuff

Selecting Windows for Energy Efficiency

July 01, 1995

An understanding of some basic energy concepts is essential to choosing appropriate windows and skylights. [continue reading]

Our Blog Has Moved

Building Performance Journal Editors

Our Blog Has Moved

Thanks for your interest in contributing a blog to the Building Performance Journal (formerly Home Energy magazine). We’re ...

Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Jim Gunshinan

Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

SPONSORED CONTENT Insulated, Air-Sealed Drapes Learn more! Watch Video