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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Raising the Bar for Home Performance

Author: John Tooley
March 06, 2011

New standardized work specifications aim to eliminate work defects and transform the retrofit industry. [continue reading]

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The Robo Retrofit House

March 05, 2011

Much is learned from a side-by-side study of a retrofit home and standard-built home. [continue reading]

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Residential Building Research at NREL

January 04, 2011

The Residential Building Research Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on improving the energy efficiency of, and reducing carbon emissions from, approximately 130 million U.S. homes. Cost-effective improvements in the energy efficiency ... [continue reading]

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Taking the Lead on Lead

November 07, 2010

Learn how to weatherize homes with lead paint present while obeying the law, and keeping workers and home occupants safe from lead poisoning. [continue reading]

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Unusual Wood-Burning Insert Installation

Author: John Krigger
November 07, 2010

Energy expert continues to learn from a deep energy retrofit of his Montana Home. This time he's installing a wood-burning stove to save money, add ambiance, and provide security during emergencies - like when runaway trains knock out a town's power. [continue reading]

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Rebuilding Together Tulsa

Author: Amanda Walz
November 07, 2010

In 2008, Rebuilding Together Tulsa (RTT) introduced its Energy Efficiency program that, along with energy efficiency, incorporates broader green housing principles such as water efficiency, and indoor environmental health. This program provided 34 low-income homeowners with energy ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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