Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

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Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation

Tight homes are becoming more common around the country, even in the mid-South where many builders still believe that homes and crawl spaces should “breathe.” And home performance, still not well understood in ...

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Superinsulating My Old House

Author: John Krigger
January 03, 2009

Aging office worker tackles challenging superinsulated retrofit and lives to tell about it. [continue reading]

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The Long Island Green Homes Program

Author: Rich Manning
November 06, 2008

It all started early last December with a phone call from a homeowner who wanted an estimate on insulating his home. My son Josh and I are building performance contractors and do Energy Star home ... [continue reading]

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Fixing California's Existing Homes

Author: Steve Mann
November 06, 2008

In 1999, California adopted the first phase of its HERS program. Unlike HERS programs in the rest of the country, which generally focus on whole-house analysis, the California program focuses on field verification and testing of ... [continue reading]

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First U.S. Retrofit to Passive House Standards

November 06, 2008

A San Francisco Bay Area row house is launched to a high standard of whole-house performance, comfort, and beauty. [continue reading]

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Efficient Dwelling - Small is Beautiful

Author: Shay Salomon
July 01, 2008

North Americans have quickly become the most-housed people in the history of humanity. The average detached single-family house built today has almost 2,500 square feet of floor area, and fewer than three people live in it. ... [continue reading]

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Fixing Air Leakage in Connecticut Town Houses

July 01, 2008

After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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