Better Measurements, Better Models: Advances in Measuring and Predicting Thermal Performance
As 2-D and 3-D modeling to predict building performance becomes more widespread, we need to consider what data are feeding those models. At this point, modeling software has become quite sophisticated, and many users don&...
Combustible-Gas Leak Detectors
You may have heard of houses and neighborhoods exploding due to gas leaks in old pipes under the streets. Inside the home, detecting combustible-gas leaks is an important part of combustion safety testing. Gas connections ... [continue reading]
As a longtime writer about software for Home Energy, I get asked one question more often than any other: What software do you recommend for companies involved in energy auditing, weatherization, or residential retrofitting? The ... [continue reading]
One of the most frequently asked questions that I get when I teach building science courses is, “What equipment should I buy to get started in this business?” There is no question that ... [continue reading]
Data Logging Primer
There are many reasons to measure things in the building science world. For instance, you may need to commission a commercial building to guarantee temperatures, air flows, or other comfort parameters. You may need to ... [continue reading]
An expert explains how to get high quality and helpful thermographs when conditions are not ideal. [continue reading]
RESNET & Infared Thermography
The Residential Energy Services Network steps in to define quality infrared camera inspections and spells out the qualifications needed to conduct one. [continue reading]
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.