The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

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The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...

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Introducing Fresh Air

Author: Iain Walker
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July 01, 2005

       Q. I am trying to find out how much fresh air is required to be introduced to an apartment by means of a forced-air furnace. I understand that the manufacturer ... [continue reading]

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Make Room for the Caddy

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March 01, 2005

Since homes continue to be built with attached garages - with no change in sight - builders and contractors need to understand how to minimize the risk of CO poisoning. [continue reading]

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Thinking Ahead to a Humid Summer

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2005

Q. I recently read that a variable speed, two stage air conditioner can maintain 50% relative humidity (RH) even when the latent load is 60% of the total load.Would this really work?      &... [continue reading]

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Ventilating Ontario

Author: Don Fugler
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January 01, 2005

        Since 1990, mechanical ventilation systems have been mandated in the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), as new Canadian houses are generally too tight to rely on incidental air leakage ... [continue reading]

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Retrofitting Residential HVAC Systems

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January 01, 2005

In this case study, we show how DOE's Best Practices Guide For Residential HVAC Retrofits works - as well as some of the installation practice and building code official problems that can arise. [continue reading]

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Smart and Cool - The Art of Air Conditioning

Author: John Proctor
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January 01, 2005

Common misconceptions can contribute to a home environment that is too cold, too hot, or too humid. [continue reading]

Clean Power Plan Marks Positive Shift for Energy Efficiency Industry

Stephanie Rex

Clean Power Plan Marks Positive Shift for Energy Efficiency Industry

Yesterday, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the final Clean Power Plan, which establishes ...

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

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