Building Science 201: Combustion
The more we understand about combustion appliances, the better we can serve the houses we work in.
It may sound like a tabloid news story, but building science researchers have found that simply closing a bedroom door can create serious safety, comfort, and health problems in a home. [continue reading]
A new business opportunity is being created in cold-climate areas, as roofers work with home performance contractors to address issues of liability, technical rethinking, and customer service. [continue reading]
From designing them out of houses to stopping them from molting, there's a wealth of healthier ways to get rid of them. [continue reading]
How do we regulate the amounts of indoor air pollutants that are allowed to build up in the houses we live in? The answer is: We don't. [continue reading]
Stains in homes have many different sources. In my job as an industrial hygienist, I have seen a wide variety of substances that can create stains, including mold growth, vehicle exhaust, combustion appliances, tobacco smoke, cooking fumes, and even candles (see "Black Stains in Houses: Soot, Dust, or Ghosts?" HE Jan/Feb '98, p. 15). [continue reading]
Ozone has been successfully used for decades to treat and sanitize municipal water supplies, swimming pools, and spas. [continue reading]
Most of the ductwork that I've seen contains accumulations of house dust and tobacco smoke solids, as well as loose pieces of fiberglass duct insulation, dead bugs, and mold growing in a damp mess. [continue reading]
“Weatherization Drives New Technology and the Home Performance Industry,” hosted by NASCSP, brought a full house of movers ...
Weatherization product and service suppliers were well represented at Weatherization Drives New Technology and the Home Performance Industry, the White ...