Measuring the Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs
Scores of programs in the United States and abroad have the goal of saving energy and improving human health. Programs commonly address exposure to mold, lead, and radon as well as malfunctioning or inefficient appliances, ...
Tuskegee University (TU)’s previous flood damage resistance work was described in three earlier articles (“After the Flood—There’s Hope,” HE Sept/Oct ’04, p. 18; “Flood Testing Gets ... [continue reading]
My recent attendance at a Building Science Fundamentals seminar given by Joe Lstiburek and John Straube has motivated me to tell the story of my own basement. I am an architect, a professed defender of ... [continue reading]
In the home performance industry, most standards require extensive testing to identify vented appliances that could backdraft and spill exhaust gases, particularly when homes are air-sealed. But how good are these tests at finding problems? ... [continue reading]
According to DOE’s Building America program data, typical residential ductwork efficiency is about 67%. That means that if you install a 90% efficient furnace, your system efficiency would be just over 60%. Another way to look ... [continue reading]
American taxpayers needlessly lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year in medical bills, skyrocketing energy costs, and lost wages due to inefficient and unhealthy housing conditions. Thanks to years of disinvestment in low-income neighborhoods, ... [continue reading]
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