Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

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Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

 High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ...

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Dehumidifier Surprises

Author: Abe Kruger
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Construction projects are always full of surprises. Recently I experienced this first hand when I renovated my home, dubbed Green on Gift because of its location on Gift Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Some surprises are ... [continue reading]

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Sustainable Resilience

Author: Seth Fawcett
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Passive Returns—A Study in Ten Homes

Author: Chris Baker
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Anyone who has been in the building science industry for more than a month probably knows what room pressure tests are, and why we would bother to run them. Back in early 2012, when I taught ... [continue reading]

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Selling Thermostats that Save Customers Energy and Money

Author: Bill Fortner
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April 19, 2016

When you think of industries offering the latest technology, computer software, social media, and cell phone companies may come to mind first. But when I reflect back on my 27 years in the residential HVACR industry, ... [continue reading]

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New HVAC Equipment, Same Old Problems

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February 29, 2016

Pity homeowners who are seeking to replace their existing heating or cooling equipment. As an industry, we’ve done a good job promoting high-efficiency equipment, but we haven’t done enough to ensure ... [continue reading]

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Getting Some Shade

Author: Everest Fang
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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 ... [continue reading]

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More "Buzz" from ACEEE Summer Study—The Invisible Energy Mortgages in New Homes

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