Don Fugler is a researcher at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation managing projects on low-rise energy use, moisture problems, indoor air quality, and other issues.
Many people in the building performance field know about a certain, easy-to-perform air flow test that involves common household items. If you are not among them, read on. If ... [continue reading]
This spring,my neighbor poured a slab for an addition over “R-10” bubble pack. He was taken aback when I told him that the claimed insulating value ... [continue reading]
With residents' health increasingly dependent on a home's indoor air quality, ventilation strategies become more important than ever. [continue reading]
Research shows that homeowners invite mold growth and serious health risks with a finished basement that has moisture problems. [continue reading]
Canada has developed a furnace sizing protocol that uses actual gas meter readings to size replacement furnaces. [continue reading]
In 1998 the Canadian federal government signed on to the Kyoto Protocol with a stated goal of reducing national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012. This is a difficult level to achieve, and every ... [continue reading]
How are we going to get there from here? One of the liabilities of growing older is the loss of perpetual optimism: You never see Pollyanna depicted with gray hair. When I was asked to ... [continue reading]