Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants

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Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants

How building airtightness and pollutant characteristics affect the transport of outdoor air pollution into the indoor environment

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Lead-Safe Weatherization

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May 01, 2003

With a little inventiveness and a little help from their friends, a weatherization agency in Denver has learned to provide energy efficiency measures - sawing a lot of holes in walls painted with lead paint - without endangering the lives of its workers. [continue reading]

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Learning From the Residents

Author: Jim LaRue
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September 01, 2002

        Creating a cutting edge home is exciting, and so is getting a chance to demonstrate to other builders, Realtors, and community residents that the promises of green building can ... [continue reading]

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A Home with Family Values

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July 01, 2002

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tuskegee University strike a balance between energy efficiency and affordability. [continue reading]

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Missteps with Mold

Author: Bill Boles
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July 01, 2002

Building professionals should follow a thorough mold and IAQ investigative protocol when they tackle mold remediation cases. [continue reading]

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Remediating Mold: A Clip-Out Checklist for Building Professionals

Author: Gloria Fultz
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July 01, 2002

        Diagnosing and remedying mold and moisture problems requires good detective skills, proper safety precautions, and a working knowledge of the best practices for mold cleanup and building rehabilitation. Before ... [continue reading]

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Allergy Relief in Humid Climates

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March 01, 2002

Dust mites are a problem in new homes in humid climates. What keeps them away? [continue reading]

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CO Testing for the Real World

Author: Rick Karg
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January 01, 2002

Field inspections of gas ranges and laboratory tests provide the basis for a proposed CO emissions testing protocol. [continue reading]

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold Part II: Veterans Era Housing

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November 01, 2001

In Part I, we discussed the particular moisture- and air quality-related problems of midrise housing, and we took a close look at two cases. Here we explore issues unique to Veterans Era Housing and present three cases where moisture problems were successfully addressed. [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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