Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

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Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

In a 2013 cost study commissioned by Leading Builders of America, it was estimated that as much as $1,700 in construction costs can be saved by using a performance path instead of the prescriptive table in the ...

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Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

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September 14, 2018

In a 2013 cost study commissioned by Leading Builders of America, it was estimated that as much as $1,700 in construction costs can be saved by using a performance path instead of the prescriptive table in the ... [continue reading]

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Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

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June 11, 2018

 High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ... [continue reading]

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The Benefits of Zone Pressure Diagnostics

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March 22, 2018

Weatherization and home performance contractors have been using zone pressure diagnostic (ZPD) testing since the 1990s to better diagnose, and ultimately improve, the airtightness of homes. Though our understanding of ZPD testing has come a ... [continue reading]

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Fewer Shades of Gray: Reducing Confusion Regarding HVAC Design in Energy Star Homes

Author: Dean Gamble
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May 08, 2017

Life is rarely black and white. Just go to your local paint store and you’ll find many shades of gray – Monorail Silver, Morning Fog, Snowbound, Tinsmith. The differences are subtle and too ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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January 03, 2017

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ... [continue reading]

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Space Heating and Cooling Energy Savings of Smart Thermostats in a Hot-Humid Climate

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December 13, 2016

Smart thermostats (sometime called “connected thermostats”) regulate the home temperature by self-programming, using heuristic evaluation of user habits and occupancy. The Phased Deep Retrofit (PDR) project, conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center ... [continue reading]

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

Kayla Dewitt

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

(This "EERE Success Story" is one of a series of posts from DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office. See ...

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

Milton Matter

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s ...

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