Preparing for Climate Change

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Preparing for Climate Change

Home performance, long seen as a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, can also help individuals and communities adapt to climate change. To be effective in this role, the home performance industry must itself learn ...

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CO Testing for the Real World

Author: Rick Karg
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January 01, 2002

Field inspections of gas ranges and laboratory tests provide the basis for a proposed CO emissions testing protocol. [continue reading]

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold Part II: Veterans Era Housing

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November 01, 2001

In Part I, we discussed the particular moisture- and air quality-related problems of midrise housing, and we took a close look at two cases. Here we explore issues unique to Veterans Era Housing and present three cases where moisture problems were successfully addressed. [continue reading]

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold

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September 01, 2001

Multifamily public and low-income housing have particular problems when it comes to moisture and air pollutants. In this first of a two-part series, we look at one particular type of multifamily construction: midrise housing. [continue reading]

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Leaky Ducts Suck In Health Hazards

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June 16, 2001

Does your house smell like a sewer? [continue reading]

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Better Breathing Thanks to Good Science

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June 16, 2001

About 15 years ago researchers started applying scientific methods and instruments to the study of buildings. [continue reading]

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Clean Breathing in Production Homes

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May 01, 2001

For the best ventilation performance, whole-house air distribution is key. [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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