What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?
What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]
In 2010, I started looking for an inexpensive yet practical way to install a " plug" in the floor cavities between the first and second floors in balloon-framed homes. [continue reading]
Q. Home performance contracting is new to us at our residential heating and cooling company in the Northeast. We are trying to do best by our customers as we learn on the go. One issue ... [continue reading]
Credit: John Noble Q: I was just reading an article you have online regarding ridge vents and soffits (see “Out, Out Dammed Ice,” Nov/Dec ’96, p. 21). Our house was built in 1997. We ... [continue reading]
In some homes it's better to bring the attic into the conditioned space - even if the attic will never be used as a living space. [continue reading]
It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]
My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]
It has come to my attention that there may be a building science-based conflict in the language of the 2012 International ...
As energy auditors and raters went about their business of testing homes, performing energy audits and HVAC system inspections, they ...