California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

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California Residential Retrofits: Ten Important Lessons Learned

The potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofitting existing homes offers major incentives for future work.

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Affordable Cooling at its Peak

Author: Liz Robinson
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July 01, 2001

An inexpensive process for adding reflective coatings to rooftops saves energy and lives. [continue reading]

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Of Mastic and Mistakes

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May 01, 2001

        My company has been in the HVAC business for eight years. Last year, our crews passed the 100- mile mark—they sealed their 100th mile of ductwork. They ... [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]

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Crawlspace Condensation

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2001

            Crawlspace Condensation Q:I was called to a doublewide mobile home to investigate a problem with a 4- year-old duct system (the original duct system was ... [continue reading]

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A Recessed Can of Worms

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January 01, 2001

        As weatherization consultants and trainers, we see many kinds of problems in different homes. A few years ago, we received a call to solve an unusually high bill complaint. ... [continue reading]

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The Key to Unlocking Residential Energy Efficiency

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January 01, 2001

If you were shopping for a home and found one that was well-built, comfortable, had lower-than-average monthly energy costs, and required no additional income to pay for it, would you stop shopping? [continue reading]

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Green Products Brighten Multifamily Rehab

Author: Paul Knight
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November 01, 2000

An abandoned inner-city building gets a second life as a ten-unit affordable cohousing project. What's more, the makeover used green products and materials and energy-efficient building practices and appliances. [continue reading]

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A Farmhouse Renovation

Author: Mike Rogers
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September 01, 2000

Short of a complete teardown, there's plenty this homeowner did to improve the energy efficiency of his old house. [continue reading]

Spend a Weekend Weatherizing Your House: You Will Reap the Benefits for Years

Lee Wallender

Spend a Weekend Weatherizing Your House: You Will Reap the Benefits for Years

If you could tackle a few easy tasks that would keep you warm and snug all winter – and save ...

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

Mike Kandel

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published ...

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