The Future of Building Performance and the HVAC Industry

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The Future of Building Performance and the HVAC Industry

The building performance and HVAC industries are destined to interact in the marketplace, since they both work for and with millions of American homeowners and businesses. The two industries share important common ground in that ...

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Culture and the Quality Management System

Author: John Tooley
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March 31, 2015

The first and most fundamental step of quality management system (QMS) design is to establish guiding principles. “We hold these truths to be self evident,” as in the Declaration of Independence, came over ... [continue reading]

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Are We Ready for Better Buildings?

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March 11, 2015

I recently had a phone conversation with a frantic contractor who was in charge of a Passive House (PH) retrofit. He was in desperate need of an air-sealing specialist. The house was leaking almost a 700 ... [continue reading]

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ACIN Flow Finder Mk 2

Author: Greg Labbe
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October 30, 2014

By definition, energy-efficient homes need to be airtight, so the ventilation system is vital to a healthy, durable home. Yet in Ontario, where new homes are being built more airtight, one can still build a ... [continue reading]

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Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch

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October 27, 2014

People across the nation are seeking new ways to save energy, reduce bills, and increase comfort in their homes. Utilities, consumer organizations, and home energy service providers are poised to answer that call, using next-generation ... [continue reading]

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At the Tipping Point of Airtightness

Author: Max Sherman
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September 03, 2014

Forty years ago, after the first oil shock, people began to look at residential energy efficiency and realized that it was terrible. People vaguely knew that houses were drafty and that they wasted energy, but ... [continue reading]

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Passionate People: An Interview with Karen Butterfield

Author: Tom White
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September 03, 2014

To thank Karen Butterfield for her long-time service and dedication to Home Energy magazine, publisher Tom White took a bit of her time to discuss her experiences and how the magazine has changed and grown ... [continue reading]

The Consequences of Flush Toilets

Shawna Henderson

The Consequences of Flush Toilets

So there's lots of excellent work and capacity building going on, and net zero energy, low energy, and high ...

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 ...

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