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Weatherization Test Drives Spray Sealant

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November 01, 2001

New aerosol spray technology can allow weatherization crews to seal even tiny duct leaks in places that are difficult to reach using conventional methods. [continue reading]

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Refreshing Evaporative Coolers

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September 01, 2001

        California’s energy woes have focused new attention on energy-saving technologies long considered underutilized. High on the list is evaporative cooling,which lowers the temperature of air by ... [continue reading]

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Roofs Reflect Better Savings

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July 01, 2001

Reflective roofing represents one of the most significant energy-saving options available to homeowners and builders. [continue reading]

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Better Breathing Thanks to Good Science

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June 16, 2001

About 15 years ago researchers started applying scientific methods and instruments to the study of buildings. [continue reading]

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Getting the Most from Your Fan

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June 16, 2001

Ceiling fans are one of the most popular and generally well regarded of all home energy efficiency features. [continue reading]

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Those Wild Ducts in Your Walls

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June 16, 2001

More than three-fifths of the households in the U.S. heat or cool their homes with ducted forced air systems, so chances are good that air ducts are lurking within your walls, floors, or ceilings. [continue reading]

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How to get Shading Right

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May 01, 2001

Recent improvements to window technology make substantial air conditioning energy savings possible. However, shading remains a time-tested method to accomplish the same end. [continue reading]

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The Energy Penalty of Poor Duct Design

Author: Bill Hylton
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March 01, 2001

A home with a poor duct system can't be energy efficient no matter how tight or well-insulated it is. [continue reading]

Sense and Survivability: How Evolution Shapes Design Decisions

Samuel Pobst

Sense and Survivability: How Evolution Shapes Design Decisions

The 3.8 billion years of evolution of the DNA strand that uniquely identifies the human genome has invested in humanity a ...

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

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