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The Lowdown on Structural Insulated Panels

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January 01, 2002

More builders are recognizing the benefits of building with structural insulated panels, yet unless the panels are properly installed, moisture buildup can create major problems. [continue reading]

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Clean Breathing in Production Homes

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May 01, 2001

For the best ventilation performance, whole-house air distribution is key. [continue reading]

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How to get Shading Right

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May 01, 2001

Recent improvements to window technology make substantial air conditioning energy savings possible. However, shading remains a time-tested method to accomplish the same end. [continue reading]

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Putting Technology into Practice

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March 01, 2001

At the Village Green in Los Angeles, new kinds of partnerships and new energy-efficient applications work hand-in-hand. [continue reading]

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Health House Cold Climate Standards Keep Occupants Warm and Dry

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November 01, 1999

Monthly utility costs, maintenance costs, comfort, and healthy indoor air are as important as a price tag when it comes to affordable housing. [continue reading]

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Cool Home Features Bring Peak Energy Savings

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July 01, 1999

To test the feasibility of building new single-family homes that cut air conditioning use to a minimum, researchers here at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) recently built a 2,425 ft2 home in central Florida using many proven energy-saving building strategies, along with a 4 kW photovoltaic (PV) array that could meet most of the home's daytime electrical demand. [continue reading]

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Virginia Builder Reaps Success with Healthy Houses

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July 01, 1999

In the early 1990s, Virginia builder Jay Epstein barely cracked double digits when it came to annual house sales. But in 1999 Epstein, the president of Newport News-based Gabriel Enterprises Incorporated, expects to build and sell well over 100 new homes. [continue reading]

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Program Assesses Contractor Work in California

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May 01, 1999

A new project will use building diagnostic equipment and techniques to assess the installation quality of energy features in new California homes. [continue reading]

Home Control or Automation?

Clint Stevens

Home Control or Automation?

I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

Leslie McDowell

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...

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