A New Way to Reduce Multifamily Air Leakage

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A New Way to Reduce Multifamily Air Leakage

While tight exterior envelopes have become standard for single-family homes, they have been slow to reach the multifamily sector. Multifamily buildings have many of the same leakage paths as houses, as well as additional paths ...

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Evaluating Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings

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July 01, 1994

While we in the energy conservation business have long been aware of the need for fresh air in a dwelling, we are just beginning to realize how vital it is to assess the quantity and quality of that air. [continue reading]

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Making Low Income Housing Affordable: The Northgate Retrofits

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March 01, 1993

The 1,400 residents at Burlington, Vermont's Northgate Apartments faced an uncertain future in 1988. The owners of Northgate announced that they intended to pre-pay their U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan ahead of schedule and convert the 336-unit complex to market level rents. [continue reading]

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Affordable Housing Through Efficiency

Author: Paul Knight
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January 01, 1993

The Department of Housing and Urban Development generally defines affordable housing as a place to live that costs no more than 30% of the occupant's income, including utility costs. [continue reading]

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Controlling Recirculation Loop Heat Losses

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January 01, 1993

Domestic hot water heating accounts for 15-27% of the total energy use in a typical Minneapolis apartment building, not counting energy used for lighting and electric appliances. [continue reading]

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New Construction in New England: The Energy Crafted Home Program

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September 01, 1992

Several electric utilities in New England developed the Energy Crafted Home program to encourage the construction of single-family and multifamily homes that are substantially more energy efficient than those built to code. [continue reading]

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Once Heated, Twice Used

Author: David Bohac
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July 01, 1992

Dual-integrated appliances-water heaters used to provide both domestic hot water and space heating-have seen increased use in recent years, primarily in the warmer climates of the mid-Atlantic states. [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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