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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Reliable, Efficient Heat Pump Water Heaters

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November 01, 2005

About 10% of California residents use conventional electric water heating—a technology that’s expensive to operate and contributes to peak demand. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an efficient alternative, consuming less than ... [continue reading]

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New Development in Air Flow Measurements

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September 01, 2005

Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]

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A Home Energy Story

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July 01, 2005

        Every home has a story. When my family and I moved into our home in 1989, and for the next several years thereafter, we received all of our electricity from ... [continue reading]

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RESNET Quality Assurance

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July 01, 2005

        According to a former NASA engineer, in the several years prior to the Challenger space shuttle accident, quality assurance—then known as quality control—at NASA had ... [continue reading]

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In Hot Water

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May 01, 2005

        If you happened to be in the Monterey Peninsula Airport in Monterey, California, between December 2004 and May 2005, you were treated to a very interesting display of water heaters, both ... [continue reading]

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New NAHB Green Building Guidelines

Author: Elka Karl
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May 01, 2005

        The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released new voluntary guidelines that will help conventional home builders to incorporate environmental practices into home building. The guidelines project was ... [continue reading]

The Real Women of Home Performance

Amy Beley

The Real Women of Home Performance

At the ACI National Conference this year, I was remiss that there was no official presence of Women in ...

DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

Stacy Hunt

DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

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

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