Getting Some Shade

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Getting Some Shade

You’re uncomfortable. You feel streaks of sweat starting to inch down your forehead, back, and neck. The sun is relentless. Frantically, you look around for relief. The only thing in sight is a ...

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Quality Management Systems: Those Who Abandoned You May Come Home

Author: Bill Kinnard
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April 01, 2013

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]

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Let's Play Stump the Chump!

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March 28, 2013

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]

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Air Sealing and the CAZ

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February 25, 2013

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]

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Sales Up, Profits Down? Wondering Why?

Author: Tom Grandy
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January 11, 2013

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]

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Multifamily Ventilation Retrofits for Energy Savings

Author: Sean Maxwell
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November 01, 2012

Ever feel like something's missing from your multifamily audit? It could be the ventilation system. [continue reading]

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Optimizing Complex Residential HVAC Systems

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October 31, 2012

With today’s escalating energy costs, the residential construction industry is seeing the advantage of automated building controls as a means to help its customers save energy. Home builders, home performance contractors, and HVAC ... [continue reading]

Energy Innovation

Rick Barnett

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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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