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 ...
A home with a poor duct system can't be energy efficient no matter how tight or well-insulated it is. [continue reading]
A study of test methods for duct leakage revealed that there is room for improvement in this evolving field. [continue reading]
It may sound like a tabloid news story, but building science researchers have found that simply closing a bedroom door can create serious safety, comfort, and health problems in a home. [continue reading]
Ceiling fans, and their light kits, can be substantial energy users. Changes in product design and consumer education offer major savings opportunities. [continue reading]
Q:Is there a standard for energy-efficient ducts? I was called to a home built in 1955 that is under a warranty from a recent sale. The customer wanted us to “fix the ducts.” ... [continue reading]
Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...