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New and Notable: November/December 2005

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November 01, 2005

Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives After five years of struggle, Congress last summer enacted comprehensive energy legislation.The focus of the legislation is on development of oil, gas, and nuclear sources of energy. ... [continue reading]

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Letters: September/October 2005

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September 01, 2005

Crawlspace Conundrum In his column,“Crawlspace Conundrum” (May/June ’05, p. 8), Brad Turk gave a solution for an arid climate but not a green-grass climate. Exhausting air from the crawlspace will load the ... [continue reading]

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What Were They Thinking?

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September 01, 2005

Both of these pictures are from the same house. We ran into this and much more while weatherizing this home in a small town with no building codes. The lady who owns this home uses ... [continue reading]

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Energy Efficiency Through Education and Low-Cost Measures

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September 01, 2005

There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]

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New Development in Air Flow Measurements

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September 01, 2005

Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]

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What Were They Thinking?

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July 01, 2005

Here’s a submission for your What Were They Thinking? column.The photos show a return plenum on a bare-floor dirt crawlspace in a house where my company replaced the HVAC system. This is ... [continue reading]

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Letters: July/August 2005

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July 01, 2005

With HVAC, Size Does Matter I have been facing the HVAC-sizing problem for my new house on the central Gulf Coast of Texas for some time now. I had a Manual J run by an ... [continue reading]

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New and Notable: July/August 2005

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July 01, 2005

NYC Affordable Housing Now More Efficient New York City will soon feel a little cozier, not to mention a little more affordable, thanks to energy efficiency upgrades in approximately 5,000 affordable housing units. The High-Performance Housing ... [continue reading]

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