Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.

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Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces

Author: Jason Todd
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November 01, 2012

A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space. [continue reading]

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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August 30, 2012

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping. [continue reading]

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Green Dreamin'

Author: Lee Chilcote
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July 02, 2012

What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]

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Testing Duct Testers

Author: Paul Raymer
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June 29, 2012

According to DOE’s Building America program data, typical residential ductwork efficiency is about 67%. That means that if you install a 90% efficient furnace, your system efficiency would be just over 60%. Another way to look ... [continue reading]

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First Things First: Insulating Wall Cavities

Author: Bob Pfeiffer
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April 27, 2012

A large portion of my work as a project manager at Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) is teaching weatherization workers the dynamics of energy movement in buildings, how to measure it, treat houses effectively, and, ... [continue reading]

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Measuring Window U-Factors with IR Thermometers

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April 24, 2012

IR thermometers make finding surface temperatures fast and easy, but can that be applied to window U-factors? [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

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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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