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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Fixing Air Leakage in Connecticut Town Houses

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July 01, 2008

After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]

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A Model Cold Climate House

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January 04, 2008

Most houses built in Alaska today are the product of slight modifications to designs imported from milder climates. Such designs seldom perform well in Alaska. [continue reading]

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Sealing Attic Hatches

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September 04, 2007

Research points to some surprising recommendations for attic hatch installation - thin is not in. [continue reading]

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Measuring Leakage in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Colin Genge
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September 03, 2007

Controlling the flow of air through the exterior building enclosure is critical. But controlling the flow of air between suites and common spaces within the building is also important. [continue reading]

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Why Leave a Gap in Crawlspace Insulation?

Author: Cyrus Dastur
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July 01, 2007

I read your article “Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty,” from the 2005 Special Issue (p. 32), with great interest.  The crawlspace in our new home is built over a 4-inch cement floor over plastic ... [continue reading]

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The Dry-Pack Cellulose Alternative

Author: Bruce Torrey
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May 07, 2007

The dry-pack option offers an alternative to supercompetitive fiberglass insulation bidding or high-end spray foam installations. [continue reading]

BPA Urges Congress to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings to Address the Climate Crisis

Kara Saul Rinaldi

BPA Urges Congress to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings to Address the Climate Crisis

The Building Performance Association Urges Congress to Advance Energy Efficiency in Buildings to Address the Climate Crisis, Create Jobs, and ...

What Contractors Wish Homeowners Knew About Building or Renovating a Home

Megan Ray Nichols

What Contractors Wish Homeowners Knew About Building or Renovating a Home

Most homeowners don't know what goes into the planning and construction of a house. And the rise of home improvement ...

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