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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When Wall Insulation Doesn't Save

Author: Doug Johnson
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May 01, 1997

Wall insulation clearly saves heating energy, but does it save cooling energy as well? [continue reading]

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Conditioned Attics Save Energy in Hot Climates

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1997

Do homes with vented attics use less cooling energy than homes with unvented, conditioned attics in hot climates? With little formal research available to answer the question, common wisdom and most building codes have favored venting. [continue reading]

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Carbon Monoxide Problems from New Furnaces

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May 01, 1997

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can creep into living spaces and cause a variety of health problems, sometimes even death. While old or poorly maintained gas furnaces and other older appliances are often the sources of CO, new heating appliances also cause CO problems. [continue reading]

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Two-Stage Evaporative Cooling

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May 01, 1997

Depending on the design, an evaporative cooler can use as little as 10% of the energy consumed by refrigeration air conditioning systems. [continue reading]

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Advanced Two-Stage Design Hits the Market

Author: Leo Rainer
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May 01, 1997

Until recently, most residential two-stage evaporative coolers were of the down-discharge variety and were generally installed on the roof. [continue reading]

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Do New Baseboard Thermostats Save Energy?

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March 01, 1997

Higher quality electronic line voltage thermostats (ELVTs) have been available for several years. Most models indicate temperature in degrees, and they're touted as energy savers. But how well do they work? [continue reading]

The Environmental Benefits of Restoring Old Homes

Holly Welles

The Environmental Benefits of Restoring Old Homes

The sustainability movement has swept across the construction industry. Green homebuilding has grown in favor because of its health benefits, ...

How Building Managers Can Future-Proof their Buildings

Ivo Grossi

How Building Managers Can Future-Proof their Buildings

In a time when climate change is becoming a familiar topic and living more sustainably is being sought out by ...

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