Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again
The rules regarding home energy savings are changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that many of the old energy-saving dictums are now obsolete. If, for instance, you look at the top energy-saving ...
The International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC 2009 and 2012) require HVAC ducts to be tested to prove a minimum leakage of a rather easily obtained 12 CFM/100 square feet of conditioned floor area. While many states and localities ... [continue reading]
Month after month, you review your maintenance agreement numbers and find that they are dwindling each time you look at them. The last few years may have been tough in a lot of different areas ... [continue reading]
Send in your stumpers! You know - that problem house, symptom or combination of symptoms that confounded the homeowner and challenged all your building science savvy to solve. Send BPI a description of the problem &... [continue reading]
After I described how air can get sucked down the chimney and vent connector and flue, and out the draft diverter of the gas water heater, and into the basement, the mother, who was now ... [continue reading]
To understand the phenomenon of sales being up and profits being down, you first have to understand how 90–95% of current company owners in our industry got started. This may not be your story, but ... [continue reading]
Ever feel like something's missing from your multifamily audit? It could be the ventilation system. [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...