Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes

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Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes

Passive Houses with different wall systems are studied to see what their life cycle energy and carbon savings are compared to conventionally built homes.

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5 Steps to Tract Home Success

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March 01, 1998

Making energy efficiency improvements in a tract home development isn't easy. Not only does the builder have to know how any changes will affect all of the house systems, but all of the subcontractors have to be re-educated. [continue reading]

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Home Performance for the Lungs

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March 01, 1998

Feeling victorious in the war on cigarettes, state affiliates of the American Lung Association (ALA) are taking on indoor air pollution. [continue reading]

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SIPs Face the Skeptics

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March 01, 1998

On a balmy Saturday morning last August in Sedro-Wooley, Washington, a group of volunteers and construction professionals set out to build a house, and finish before game time on Sunday. They would use structural insulated panels (SIPs), a 45-year-old method and material that most builders still view with skepticism. [continue reading]

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Manufactured Housing: Proving Ground for SIPs?

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March 01, 1998

HUD-code manufactured housing is one of the fastest growing types of housing and one of the most affordable. [continue reading]

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Architects Educate on Energy

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March 01, 1998

For some homeowners, the first stop on the way to a high-performance home is a visit to a concerned architect. [continue reading]

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Improving Ducts in Southern California

Author: John Eash
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November 01, 1997

When Robert Johnson, director of community development for the Southern California city of Irvine, attended an HVAC conference in 1995, he was appalled to discover how poorly designed and poorly installed many residential duct systems were. [continue reading]

Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

Macie Melendez

Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

It’s no secret that finances are often a barrier to home performance upgrades for homeowners. This is precisely ...

Sales is the Engine that Pulls the Train

Mike Gorman

Sales is the Engine that Pulls the Train

Without sales a terrible thing happens: nothing. In our corner of the shelter industry, the role of salesperson is played ...

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