The Search for Thermal Comfort

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The Search for Thermal Comfort

In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ...

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The Search for Thermal Comfort

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June 09, 2015

In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ... [continue reading]

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Creating the High-Trust, Blame-Free Company

Author: John Tooley
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June 07, 2015

The legal philosopher Joel Feinberg says that creatures use blame to “stain” things, marking them as harmful. Blaming is an essential adaptive strategy, he says—reflexive and primitive. I believe we can ... [continue reading]

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Defending Your Value

Author: Mike Gorman
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May 25, 2015

Can your prospects see the advantage of choosing you over your competitor? Are they willing to pay a premium price for your product or service? If not, you may find yourself being forced to leave ... [continue reading]

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Moldy Shoes Blues

Author: Doug Garrett
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April 15, 2015

Below is a dialogue, conducted over time, between Doug Garrett and Moldy In Marin. The topic came up in the office because we received several questions from online readers about an article, “Beware the ... [continue reading]

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Culture and the Quality Management System

Author: John Tooley
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March 31, 2015

The first and most fundamental step of quality management system (QMS) design is to establish guiding principles. “We hold these truths to be self evident,” as in the Declaration of Independence, came over ... [continue reading]

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Are We Ready for Better Buildings?

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March 11, 2015

I recently had a phone conversation with a frantic contractor who was in charge of a Passive House (PH) retrofit. He was in desperate need of an air-sealing specialist. The house was leaking almost a 700 ... [continue reading]

DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

Stacy Hunt

DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

In recent years, DOE has developed the DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education - a set of job-specific ...

Storytelling Our Way to a Better Life

Jim Gunshinan

Storytelling Our Way to a Better Life

The poet Muriel Rukeyser once said something like this: The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made ...

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