Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

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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 ...

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Space Heating and Cooling Energy Savings of Smart Thermostats in a Hot-Humid Climate

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December 13, 2016

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]

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Dehumidifier Surprises

Author: Abe Kruger
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December 06, 2016

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]

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Sustainable Resilience

Author: Seth Fawcett
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November 23, 2016

One Family's Journey to Achieving True Sustainability [continue reading]

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Passive Returns—A Study in Ten Homes

Author: Chris Baker
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October 06, 2016

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]

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Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money

Author: Bill Fortner
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April 19, 2016

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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New HVAC Equipment, Same Old Problems

February 29, 2016

Pity homeowners who are seeking to replace their existing heating or cooling equipment. As an industry, we’ve done a good job promoting high-efficiency equipment, but we haven’t done enough to ensure ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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

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