Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

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Favorite Multifamily Retrofits

Which retrofit is better: changing the boiler or changing the lighting? There are so many possibilities for multifamily buildings that choosing the "best" retrofit depends a lot on your definition. Are you after the most ...

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Public Housing Breaks the Mold

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September 01, 2001

Multifamily public and low-income housing have particular problems when it comes to moisture and air pollutants. In this first of a two-part series, we look at one particular type of multifamily construction: midrise housing. [continue reading]

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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]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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