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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EPA is adding an indoor air quality segment to the already well-known Energy Star programs - the Energy Star Indoor Air Package (IAP). [continue reading]
Although the use of CFLs is steadily spreading, public understanding about how to dispose of them responsibly has not kept pace. [continue reading]
When we home energy folks decided to identify “building performance” as a description for our work, little did we know what a Pandora’s box we opened. This identification now requires us ... [continue reading]
Since today’s houses are now tightened for air conditioning as well as heating, there is less and less natural ventilation in our homes. This means that additional forms of mechanical ... [continue reading]
Training in the whole-house approach to home performance gives contractors the ability to save lives as well as energy. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...