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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In recent years, DOE has developed the DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education - a set of job-specific ...

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