HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

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Multifamily Retrofit, Southern Style

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September 01, 1995

Multifamily buildings in warm climates often use a lot of electricity for air conditioning, presenting excellent opportunities for energy savings. [continue reading]

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"Fix-a-Flat" for Ducts

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 1995

People who seal ducts for a living are used to crawling in tight, dirty spaces, but even the lean and nimble technician will find sections of duct that are simply inaccessible or not worth the effort. A new method developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is designed to reduce the frustrations of duct sealing, improve sealing capability, and reduce cost, time, and material requirements. [continue reading]

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Bigger is Not Better: Sizing Air Conditioners Properly

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May 01, 1995

A colleague of ours (we will call him Bill) approached us at a conference seeking advice on selecting an air conditioner for his renovated home. Our recommendations included, "Be sure that the cooling load is calculated and that the air conditioner is sized to that load." [continue reading]

Environmentally Friendly Flooring Options

Sarah Smith

Environmentally Friendly Flooring Options

If you are investigating options for renovating an older home or building a new domicile, it’s likely that ...

Avoiding Mold in the Cold Season

Ted Shoemaker

Avoiding Mold in the Cold Season

People often avoid ventilating rooms during the cold season to avoid loss of heat. But this, the German Energy Agency (...

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