Ventilation and IAQ in New California Homes

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Ventilation and IAQ in New California Homes

Starting in the mid-2000s, the California Energy Commission funded several research studies (for example, Price, et al., 2007, and Offermann, 2009) that aimed to evaluate the potential indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts associated with envelope air ...

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Ventilation and IAQ in New California Homes

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May 01, 2019

Starting in the mid-2000s, the California Energy Commission funded several research studies (for example, Price, et al., 2007, and Offermann, 2009) that aimed to evaluate the potential indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts associated with envelope air ... [continue reading]

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Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants

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April 27, 2015

How building airtightness and pollutant characteristics affect the transport of outdoor air pollution into the indoor environment [continue reading]

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Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants: Field Notes

Author: Don Fugler
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April 15, 2015

Parallel to the research undertaken by Brent Stephens and others (see “Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants” in the upcoming May/June 2015 issue), there has been a recent Pittsburgh-based initiative called Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in ... [continue reading]

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When Retrofitting A/C, Do the Ducts Too?

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October 31, 2014

Three contractors weigh in on the often complicated decision homeowners have to make when repairing, reconfiguring, or replacing their ducts. [continue reading]

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The Formaldehyde Threat

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March 01, 2014

Keeping healthy indoor air quality was as important in 1984 as it is today. Unfortunately, formaldehyde is still a threat to homeowners. [continue reading]

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10 Common Misconceptions About Combustion Safety

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February 28, 2014

In the home performance industry, most standards require extensive testing to identify vented appliances that could backdraft and spill exhaust gases, particularly when homes are air-sealed. But how good are these tests at finding problems? ... [continue reading]

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Building Science 201: Combustion

Author: Rick Karg
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July 01, 2013

The more we understand about combustion appliances, the better we can serve the houses we work in. [continue reading]

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Air Sealing and the CAZ

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February 25, 2013

After I described how air can get sucked down the chimney and vent connector and flue, and out the draft diverter of the gas water heater, and into the basement, the mother, who was now ... [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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