Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

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Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

Which retrofit is better: changing the boiler or changing the lighting? There are so many possibilities for multifamily buildings that choosing the "best" retrofit depends a lot on your definition. Are you after the most ...

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Blower Door Testing in Multifamily Buildings

Author: Don Hynek
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September 01, 2011

In the past, blower door testing in apartment buildings had its obstacles -- difficulty, expenses, and uncertain payoff. Well, not anymore. See why these reasons no longer apply for most U.S. buildings. [continue reading]

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Bringing Multifamily Expertise to Weatherization Programs

Author: Kay Stewart
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July 01, 2011

According to the U.S. Census, there are nearly 23 million residential-use buildings across the United States that contain five or more housing units. These represent more than one-sixth of U.S. homes. Weatherizing these multifamily ... [continue reading]

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Building a Multifamily Home Performance Program

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May 01, 2011

More money than ever before is being invested in residential whole-building retrofit programs, but these funds are largely geared toward single-family homeowners. Can we continue to ignore the roughly one-third of us who live in apartments? [continue reading]

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Green the Orange

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March 04, 2011

Students at Syracuse University experience a Multifamily Performance Program up close and personal. [continue reading]

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Multifamily Housing

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May 03, 2010

The Overlooked Sector for Energy Efficiency [continue reading]

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Insulating Residential Masonry Buildings in Cold Climates

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March 01, 2010

Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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