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At times, the solutions to our problems are hiding in plain sight. Sometimes the hardest part is taking the time to examine things that we assume don’t need to be examined. Consider my ...

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Home Performance with Energy Star

Author: Mike Rogers
March 01, 2003

Those who are charged with enforcing building performance standards in Canada's newest territory have miles to go before they begin. [continue reading]

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The Avocados, The Golds - The Replaceables?

January 01, 2003

Can you spot an inefficient refrigerator by its color or its age? Tests reveal which rules a program administrator can depend on. [continue reading]

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Missteps with Mold

Author: Bill Boles
July 01, 2002

Building professionals should follow a thorough mold and IAQ investigative protocol when they tackle mold remediation cases. [continue reading]

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Remediating Mold: A Clip-Out Checklist for Building Professionals

Author: Gloria Fultz
July 01, 2002

        Diagnosing and remedying mold and moisture problems requires good detective skills, proper safety precautions, and a working knowledge of the best practices for mold cleanup and building rehabilitation. Before ... [continue reading]

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Zone Pressure Diagnostics

Author: David Bohac
May 01, 2002

A new protocol shows how to make a valuable diagnostic test even more useful. [continue reading]

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Dry Notes from the Underground

Author: Don Fugler
March 01, 2002

Research shows that homeowners invite mold growth and serious health risks with a finished basement that has moisture problems. [continue reading]

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Weatherization Test Drives Spray Sealant

November 01, 2001

New aerosol spray technology can allow weatherization crews to seal even tiny duct leaks in places that are difficult to reach using conventional methods. [continue reading]

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold Part II: Veterans Era Housing

November 01, 2001

In Part I, we discussed the particular moisture- and air quality-related problems of midrise housing, and we took a close look at two cases. Here we explore issues unique to Veterans Era Housing and present three cases where moisture problems were successfully addressed. [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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