Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits
Round-robin energy audits and a building science stakeholder survey help to inform technical and policy discussions for single-family homes.
There are many reasons to measure things in the building science world. For instance, you may need to commission a commercial building to guarantee temperatures, air flows, or other comfort parameters. You may need to ... [continue reading]
An expert explains how to get high quality and helpful thermographs when conditions are not ideal. [continue reading]
The Residential Energy Services Network steps in to define quality infrared camera inspections and spells out the qualifications needed to conduct one. [continue reading]
It is anticipated that most, if not all, large U.S. cities will adopt programs to improve the energy efficiency of homes and commercial buildings. [continue reading]
Discussions of building labels worldwide have pointed out the difference between “asset value” labels, which are based on how a building performs under standard operating conditions, and “operational value” labels, which ... [continue reading]
Modeling software can be very useful for helping you understand how a building works. As I’ve described in previous articles, you can calculate heating and cooling loads, HVAC air delivery requirements, and duct ... [continue reading]
After attending a building science seminar put on by Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program, Mark Furst's eyes were opened to the importance of energy efficiency, and his career as a home inspector took a radical turn. [continue reading]
It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...
Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...