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 ...
Smart thermostats (sometime called “connected thermostats”) regulate the home temperature by self-programming, using heuristic evaluation of user habits and occupancy. The Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) project, conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center ... [continue reading]
Construction projects are always full of surprises. Recently I experienced this first hand when I renovated my home, dubbed Green on Gift because of its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Some surprises are ... [continue reading]
One Family's Journey to Achieving True Sustainability [continue reading]
Anyone who has been in the building science industry for more than a month probably knows what room pressure tests are, and why we would bother to run them. Back in early 2012, when I taught ... [continue reading]
When you think of industries offering the latest technology, computer software, social media, and cell phone companies may come to mind first. But when I reflect back on my 27 years in the residential HVACR industry, ... [continue reading]
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