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    What's New with Manometers?

    What's New with Manometers?

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    Reflective-Insulation and Radiant-Barrier Systems

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    A reflective-insulation system consists of a low-e surface, like aluminum, which is installed facing an enclosed air space. Enclosed air typically has an R-value ...
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    DOE's Challenge Home

    DOE's Challenge Home

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    Although our federal government is notorious for bad decision making (or no decision making), sometimes it does good work. One example is Energy Star. ...
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    Florida Energy Code Revision Highlights Cost-Effectiveness of Reflective Insulation for Masonry Walls

    Florida Energy Code Revision Highlights Cost-Effectiveness of Reflective Insulation for Masonry Walls

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    DOE Challenge Home Spotlight in Utah—Q&A with Bruce Hanson

    DOE Challenge Home Spotlight in Utah—Q&A with Bruce Hanson

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    Check out the latest edition of Housing and Home Environment News

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    DOE Challenge Home Spotlight in Illinois—Q&A with Brandon Weiss

    DOE Challenge Home Spotlight in Illinois—Q&A with Brandon Weiss

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