The Future of Building Performance and the HVAC Industry
The building performance and HVAC industries are destined to interact in the marketplace, since they both work for and with millions of American homeowners and businesses. The two industries share important common ground in that ...
As a way to get away from e-mail and blog posts, I’ve been a longtime fan of remote wilderness backpacking, especially in the Grand Canyon. This past fall, I took a trip that ... [continue reading]
Remember ET’s finger? That could be seen as an advanced version of a borescope—ET could touch things and cure them. The borescopes I am describing here are cameras with illumination on ... [continue reading]
Consider turning attic fans on when checking for the worst case CAZ depressurization. [continue reading]
To quote the wise Yogi Berra, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” In terms of ... [continue reading]
The International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC 2009 and 2012) require HVAC ducts to be tested to prove a minimum leakage of a rather easily obtained 12 CFM/100 square feet of conditioned floor area. While many states and localities ... [continue reading]
One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...
I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...