Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip
An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.
Rural Development, Incorporated (RDI) is recognized nationally as a leader in developing and building sustainable and affordable housing; part of RDI’s mission is to provide efficient, healthy, affordable homes to residents of Franklin ... [continue reading]
Q I enjoyed reading your article on the home you recently built in Ohio (“Design, Construction, and Performance in Ohio,” Jan/Feb ’07, p. 36). I am an architect practicing in the Pacific Northwest (... [continue reading]
Q We are building a new passive-solar home and have had difficulty finding commercially available low-U, high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) windows. The specs quoted for the windows in the Home ... [continue reading]
Daylighting: A method of illuminating building interiors with natural light so that the use of artificial lighting is reduced in the daytime. Common daylighting strategies include the proper orientation ... [continue reading]
In single-family homes, and many multifamily homes and condominiums, the existing, nonimpact- rated windows and/or glass doors generally cannot be retrofitted to meet current impact standards and building ... [continue reading]
Q. I have a problem with the crawlspace in my home. When the air conditioning is running, I can smell the crawlspace. Is there a good way to keep ... [continue reading]
Energy gains and losses through windows are a strong function of a particular window’s U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), of course, but orientation plays a ... [continue reading]
With the Google buyout of NEST thermostats, attention has turned from the “smart meter” to the thermostat as ...
If we want to make good, or great, home performance a reality for more people and families across North America, ...