California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned
The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.
In this case study, we show how DOE's Best Practices Guide For Residential HVAC Retrofits works - as well as some of the installation practice and building code official problems that can arise. [continue reading]
The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [continue reading]
A green building program manager has found that combining prescriptive and performance standards yields better air sealing practices. [continue reading]
Avoid dread customer callbacks - due to drafty new houses, moisture problems, and high energy bills - by air sealing properly. [continue reading]
The Acme Hotel in downtown Billings, Montana, which was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, has been renovated into a 19-unit multifamily ... [continue reading]
Moving into an older home is often accompanied by unhappy surprises affecting energy use and comfort. The solution requires dealing creatively with a number of details. [continue reading]
Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]
I’ve just returned to the office from maternity leave and have been giving energy a lot of thought ...
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