A New Way to Reduce Multifamily Air Leakage
While tight exterior envelopes have become standard for single-family homes, they have been slow to reach the multifamily sector. Multifamily buildings have many of the same leakage paths as houses, as well as additional paths ...
Multifamily Ventilation Retrofits for Energy Savings
Ever feel like something's missing from your multifamily audit? It could be the ventilation system. [continue reading]
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A Case Study in Converting from Two-Pipe Steam to Hydronic Heating [continue reading]
Resolving the Circulation Dilemma in Multifamily Buildings
Demand-controlled pumping for hot water distribution holds high value in multifamily buildings. [continue reading]
Blower Door Testing in Multifamily Buildings
In the past, blower door testing in apartment buildings had its obstacles -- difficulty, expenses, and uncertain payoff. Well, not anymore. See why these reasons no longer apply for most U.S. buildings. [continue reading]
Bringing Multifamily Expertise to Weatherization Programs
According to the U.S. Census, there are nearly 23 million residential-use buildings across the United States that contain five or more housing units. These represent more than one-sixth of U.S. homes. Weatherizing these multifamily ... [continue reading]
Building a Multifamily Home Performance Program
More money than ever before is being invested in residential whole-building retrofit programs, but these funds are largely geared toward single-family homeowners. Can we continue to ignore the roughly one-third of us who live in apartments? [continue reading]
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.