Past, Present, Future: Directions in Single-Family Energy Auditing and Retrofits
Round-robin energy audits and a building science stakeholder survey help to inform technical and policy discussions for single-family homes.
Finally, a duct leakage measurement that HVAC contractors might even love. [continue reading]
Many people in the building performance field know about a certain, easy-to-perform air flow test that involves common household items. If you are not among them, read on. If ... [continue reading]
Building professionals should follow a thorough mold and IAQ investigative protocol when they tackle mold remediation cases. [continue reading]
Diagnosing and remedying mold and moisture problems requires good detective skills, proper safety precautions, and a working knowledge of the best practices for mold cleanup and building rehabilitation. Before ... [continue reading]
A new protocol shows how to make a valuable diagnostic test even more useful. [continue reading]
A new flow meter is easier to use than a Duct Blaster, and more accurate than the temperature rise method. [continue reading]
Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...