An expert explains how to get high quality and helpful thermographs when conditions are not ideal.
An expert explains how to get high quality and helpful thermographs when conditions are not ideal. [continue reading]
My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]
What Were They Thinking?
Clothes Dryer Mistakes [continue reading]
Fixing Air Leakage in Connecticut Town Houses
After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]
Missteps with Mold
Building professionals should follow a thorough mold and IAQ investigative protocol when they tackle mold remediation cases. [continue reading]
Remediating Mold: A Clip-Out Checklist for Building Professionals
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]
Valuing Air Barriers
Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]
Frozen Pipes Dilemmas: The Hard Cold Facts of Insulation Effectiveness and Building Tightness
When the air temperature inside the heated space is cold enough to freeze plumbing, clearly there's a problem. [continue reading]
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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.