Better Measurements, Better Models: Advances in Measuring and Predicting Thermal Performance

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Better Measurements, Better Models: Advances in Measuring and Predicting Thermal Performance

As 2-D and 3-D modeling to predict building performance becomes more widespread, we need to consider what data are feeding those models. At this point, modeling software has become quite sophisticated, and many users don&...

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Choosing an IR Camera

June 29, 2012

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Pimp My Blower Door Kit: Blower Door Makeover

Author: Greg Labbe
April 30, 2012

In these tough economic times, it's appropriate to invest time in repairing and maintaining things, to make manufactured goods last longer and to save money. Besides, it feels good to repair something yourself, and working ... [continue reading]


Analyzing Combustion Analyzers

Author: Paul Raymer
February 29, 2012

Just talking about CO can be confusing. Although the terms used in this article are defined in the sidebar (see “Terminology”), CO can be deadly, and so I want to emphasize the basic ... [continue reading]


Blower Door Testing in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Don Hynek
September 01, 2011

In the past, blower door testing in apartment buildings had its obstacles -- difficulty, expenses, and uncertain payoff. Well, not anymore. See why these reasons no longer apply for most U.S. buildings. [continue reading]


Carbon Monoxide Around the House: Comparing Ambient CO Monitors

July 01, 2011

Carbon monoxide (CO) is really nasty stuff. It’s odorless, colorless, and neutrally buoyant, and it can make you stupid before it kills you. It’s not the kind of stuff you want ... [continue reading]


Successful Warm-Weather Infrared Inspections

May 01, 2011

While infrared cameras are relatively easy to operate, it is the task of interpreting the image that turns out to be the most challenging aspect of this technology. [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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