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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The Concrete Facts

Author: Edward Wyatt
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May 01, 2001

Q: What is autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)? Why have I only heard about it recently, when apparently it has been around for years? When should a builder such as myself decide to use this material? ... [continue reading]

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Crawlspace Condensation

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2001

            Crawlspace Condensation Q:I was called to a doublewide mobile home to investigate a problem with a 4- year-old duct system (the original duct system was ... [continue reading]

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Frozen Pipes Dilemmas: The Hard Cold Facts of Insulation Effectiveness and Building Tightness

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January 01, 2001

When the air temperature inside the heated space is cold enough to freeze plumbing, clearly there's a problem. [continue reading]

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An Insulation Roundup

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November 01, 2000

In the confusing world of insulation materials, telling the difference between fraudulent claims and the real thing is not easy. [continue reading]

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Cheating - The Insulation Industry's Dirty Secret

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November 01, 2000

Major problems exist with the way some attic insulations are manufactured, labeled, and installed. An experienced insulation contractor, diagnostic technician, and building science educator sizes up the ongoing problem of cheating and offers specific recommendations to prevent it. [continue reading]

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Radiant Barriers: Performance Revealed

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September 01, 2000

In the summertime, radiant barriers give attic insulation a clear advantage in cutting the demand for cooling energy. [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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