The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

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The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...

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Multifamily Takes Baby Steps to CHP

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November 06, 2006

While energy prices are at record highs with no relief in sight, building owners and managers of multifamily buildings are investigating ways to reduce energy operating costs for their properties. Besides saving energy, these owners ... [continue reading]

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Building a Better Wood Furnace

Author: Elka Karl
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September 11, 2006

        Wood has been burned as fuel for thousands of years, and over this time the art of wood burning has been refined from outdoor fires to highly advanced wood ... [continue reading]

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HVAC Design Help

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September 11, 2006

        Though tools and methods are available for the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems, they are not often used when it comes to production homes. That’s partly because ... [continue reading]

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HVAC System Pressure Relief

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July 01, 2006

Correcting pressure imbalances in your HVAC system can result in a healthier, more efficient home. [continue reading]

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Adding Home Performance Contracting to an Existing HVAC Business

Author: Larry Taylor
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April 16, 2006

        I’ve been in the HVAC contracting business since the 1960s, and every decade has been a learning experience.Those decades of learning led me to whole-house performance ... [continue reading]

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Radiant Heating and Cooling Made Simple

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March 02, 2006

        Conventional hydronic radiant floor (HRF) heating systems offer significant comfort and efficiency benefits compared to conventional forced air systems. Comfort is improved by delivering heat low, where the people ... [continue reading]

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

Brad Penney

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

Residential energy efficiency (EE) receives relatively little attention compared to major projects like the retrofit of the Empire State Building ...

Four Factors You Need to Know About Measurement and Calibration

Frank Spevak

Four Factors You Need to Know About Measurement and Calibration

On August 27, The Energy Conservatory (TEC) participated in a webinar titled, “Meeting the RESNET Equipment Calibration Requirements - ...

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