Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

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Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing

We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ...

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Testing Duct Testers

Author: Paul Raymer
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June 29, 2012

According to DOE’s Building America program data, typical residential ductwork efficiency is about 67%. That means that if you install a 90% efficient furnace, your system efficiency would be just over 60%. Another way to look ... [continue reading]

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First Things First: Insulating Wall Cavities

Author: Bob Pfeiffer
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April 27, 2012

A large portion of my work as a project manager at Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) is teaching weatherization workers the dynamics of energy movement in buildings, how to measure it, treat houses effectively, and, ... [continue reading]

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Measuring Window U-Factors with IR Thermometers

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April 24, 2012

IR thermometers make finding surface temperatures fast and easy, but can that be applied to window U-factors? [continue reading]

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Historic Windows

Author: Larry Kinney
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November 01, 2011

Problems and Solutions [continue reading]

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Bag It and Forget It!

Author: Kevin Hogan
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September 03, 2011

In 2010, I started looking for an inexpensive yet practical way to install a " plug" in the floor cavities between the first and second floors in balloon-framed homes. [continue reading]

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Successful Warm-Weather Infrared Inspections

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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]

Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Laurie Stone

Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for ...

Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Laurie Stone

Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which producesnearly 40 percentof US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of ...

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