Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits

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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.

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Data Logging Primer

Author: Steve Mann
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July 01, 2010

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]

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Infrared Thermography

Author: John Snell
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May 03, 2010

An expert explains how to get high quality and helpful thermographs when conditions are not ideal. [continue reading]

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Toward Zero Energy at Home

Author: Danny Parker
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May 03, 2010

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RESNET & Infared Thermography

Author: John Snell
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January 08, 2010

The Residential Energy Services Network steps in to define quality infrared camera inspections and spells out the qualifications needed to conduct one. [continue reading]

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Jobs for Energy Auditors Gain Momentum Nationwide

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January 06, 2010

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]

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Energy Labeling & Energy Billing Analysis

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January 06, 2010

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]

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Energy Modeling Versus Reality

Author: Steve Mann
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January 06, 2010

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]

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Consulting Approach to Home Performance Contracting

Author: Mark Furst
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September 04, 2009

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]

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

Brad Penney

Deploying Residential Energy Efficiency: Barriers and Potential

Residential energy efficiency (EE) receives relatively little attention compared to major projects like the retrofit of the Empire State Building ...

Four Factors You Need to Know About Measurement and Calibration

Frank Spevak

Four Factors You Need to Know About Measurement and Calibration

On August 27, The Energy Conservatory (TEC) participated in a webinar titled, “Meeting the RESNET Equipment Calibration Requirements - ...

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