The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

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The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces

The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...

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Quiet and Efficient Vent Fans

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March 02, 2006

        According to the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), the humidity level in a bathroom during a bath or shower “is like that in a tropical rain forest—uncomfortable, ... [continue reading]

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Ventilating Small Chicago Homes

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January 01, 2006

Because the affordable Chicago homes are airtight, builders were especially concerned with providing adequate ventilation and good indoor air quality. [continue reading]

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Transfer Grilles: What Are They?

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January 01, 2006

Q. I have a question for Doug Garrett, the author of “Beware the Closed Bedroom Door,” which appears on the Home Energy Web site, in the Do It Yourself section. Could you please ... [continue reading]

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New Development in Air Flow Measurements

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September 01, 2005

Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]

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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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