Attics & Crawl Spaces

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Attics & Crawl Spaces

Attics and crawls are not appendages but integral organs of the system

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Use Foil in Walls?

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March 01, 2005

Q. I’m desperate for some balanced information. I’m putting new cement-based clapboard siding on my house on top of a plywood shell. The siding contractor said that he typically wraps the ... [continue reading]

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Best Directions

Author: Larry Kinney
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March 01, 2005

        Energy gains and losses through windows are a strong function of a particular window’s U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), of course, but orientation plays a ... [continue reading]

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Post-Hurricane Opportunities

Author: Danny Parker
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March 01, 2005

Although coping with hurricanes is difficult, it does offer the opportunity to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable. [continue reading]

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Raise the Roof?

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January 01, 2005

The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [continue reading]

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Tighten Up Your Advice About Air Sealing

Author: Mark Newey
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January 01, 2005

A green building program manager has found that combining prescriptive and performance standards yields better air sealing practices. [continue reading]

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Air Leakage Control: The Devil's in the Details

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January 01, 2005

Avoid dread customer callbacks - due to drafty new houses, moisture problems, and high energy bills - by air sealing properly. [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

Energy Innovation

Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Marlene Taylor

The Future is Now—Or At Least Nearer with ORNL’s 3D-Printed House and Car

Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...

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