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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Good Bones: Structural Framing Tips for Better Energy Performance Under the Latest Codes

Author: Glen Robak
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June 30, 2013

It is virtually impossible to achieve the standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by accident, let alone those of the 2012 IECC, which is even more stringent. The 2012 IECC reaches into almost every part ... [continue reading]

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Storm Windows Save Heating Energy

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April 30, 2013

Interior and exterior window attachments are compared in-depth through research and field evaluation. [continue reading]

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Exterior Air Sealing

Author: Bill Asdal
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January 02, 2013

A Case Study on Shadowbrook Townhomes in Harding, New Jersey [continue reading]

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Is That House an Air Filter?

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January 02, 2013

Residential building envelopes can act as particle filters - but to what extent? [continue reading]

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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]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

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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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