HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

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HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

Guidelines and best practices for making the profitable transition into whole-house work.

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The Current State of Duct Leakage Measurement: Field Evaluation of Five Methods

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March 01, 2001

A study of test methods for duct leakage revealed that there is room for improvement in this evolving field. [continue reading]

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Beware the Closed Bedroom Door

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January 01, 2001

It may sound like a tabloid news story, but building science researchers have found that simply closing a bedroom door can create serious safety, comfort, and health problems in a home. [continue reading]

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Ceiling Fans: Fulfilling the Energy Efficiency Promise

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January 01, 2001

Ceiling fans, and their light kits, can be substantial energy users. Changes in product design and consumer education offer major savings opportunities. [continue reading]

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Duct Leakage: How Much

Author: John Proctor
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January 01, 2001

Q:Is there a standard for energy-efficient ducts? I was called to a home built in 1955 that is under a warranty from a recent sale. The customer wanted us to “fix the ducts.” ... [continue reading]

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Reexaming Roof Ventilation

Author: Tony Woods
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November 01, 2000

A new business opportunity is being created in cold-climate areas, as roofers work with home performance contractors to address issues of liability, technical rethinking, and customer service. [continue reading]

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Motors Matter

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 2000

These underappreciated - but growing - consumers of household energy deserve more attention. [continue reading]

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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