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]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...