HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

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HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

Guidelines and best practices for making the profitable transition into whole-house work.

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Testing Duct Leakage Assumptions

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March 09, 2009

In Midwest houses where little or no ductwork runs though unconditioned spaces, normal assumptions about duct leakage to the outside may not apply. [continue reading]

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The Chimney Balloon

Author: Mark Furst
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March 09, 2009

Most homeowners like to have the option of using the fireplace once in a while. I operate Grading Spaces LLC, Home Inspection and Performance Analysis, serving residences in southern Wisconsin since 2002. It’s the ... [continue reading]

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What Were They Thinking?

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January 02, 2009

Maintain a Safe Distance [continue reading]

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Do CFLs Save Whole-House Energy?

Author: Anil Parekh
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November 06, 2008

If CFLs decrease cooling loads compared to incandescents, but increase heating loads, do they save energy overall? [continue reading]

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Thermostat Setbacks - Do They Really Work?

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BPI CE
November 06, 2008

During the heating and cooling seasons of 2002–2003, the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) ran a series of trials to determine actual energy savings from thermostat setback and setforward. [continue reading]

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Performance Metrics

Author: Thomas Scali
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July 01, 2008

It is time to completely rethink the way we measure home and building efficiency. We hear a lot these days about buildings being certified as “green” or about major infrastructure changes intended to ... [continue reading]

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

Mark Bello

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...

New Title 24 Standards

Macie Melendez

New Title 24 Standards

Updated building standards, designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings, take effect July 1 ...

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