Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

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Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

It is not unusual for California to be first and unique. Just one year after the 1973 oil embargo exposed this country’s reliance on foreign oil, California was the first state to implement a ...

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Ventilation in the 2019 California Energy Code

Author: Rick Karg
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June 03, 2019

It is not unusual for California to be first and unique. Just one year after the 1973 oil embargo exposed this country’s reliance on foreign oil, California was the first state to implement a ... [continue reading]

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Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts

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September 14, 2018

In a 2013 cost study commissioned by Leading Builders of America, it was estimated that as much as $1,700 in construction costs can be saved by using a performance path instead of the prescriptive table in the ... [continue reading]

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Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

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June 11, 2018

 High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ... [continue reading]

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The Benefits of Zone Pressure Diagnostics

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March 22, 2018

Weatherization and home performance contractors have been using zone pressure diagnostic (ZPD) testing since the 1990s to better diagnose, and ultimately improve, the airtightness of homes. Though our understanding of ZPD testing has come a ... [continue reading]

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Fewer Shades of Gray: Reducing Confusion Regarding HVAC Design in Energy Star Homes

Author: Dean Gamble
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May 08, 2017

Life is rarely black and white. Just go to your local paint store and you’ll find many shades of gray – Monorail Silver, Morning Fog, Snowbound, Tinsmith. The differences are subtle and too ... [continue reading]

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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January 03, 2017

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ... [continue reading]

Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Laurie Stone

Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for ...

Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Laurie Stone

Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which producesnearly 40 percentof US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of ...

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