Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

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Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

In a 2013 cost study commissioned by Leading Builders of America, it was estimated that as much as $1,700 in construction costs can be saved by using a performance path instead of the prescriptive table in the ...

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Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home

Author: Rob Dumont
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September 03, 2010

Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]

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Guide to Regional Energy Efficiency Standards

Author: Harvey Sachs
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May 03, 2010

Enlarge Image> On October 13, 2009, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) signed an agreement with environmental advocates and other groups, notably the California Energy Commission and leading utilities. This agreement on regional standards for ... [continue reading]

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ECM Efficiency

Author: Kohta Ueno
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May 03, 2010

Electrically Commutated Motors (ECM) in air-handler fans promise improved efficiency. But does improved technology necessarily mean efficient HVAC systems? [continue reading]

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Weatherization Ventilation

Author: Don Stevens
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March 01, 2010

The mantra of responsible new home building has been make it tight and ventilate right. Works for existing homes too. [continue reading]

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Tree Shading

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January 08, 2010

The relationship between tree shading and summertime home energy consumption has long been a topic of interest, and has been the subject of many simulations and small-scale studies. A recent study, led by Geoffrey Donovan, ... [continue reading]

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Sizing Air Conditioners

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January 07, 2010

A mountain of data leads to an unusual conclusion - sometimes bigger is not so bad. [continue reading]

New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

Rebecca Cole

New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically ...

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Sandra Wood

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...

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