Energy-Efficient Construction

BioPCM: Smart Thermal Mass Using Phase Change Material
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BioPCM: Smart Thermal Mass Using Phase Change Material

Small pockets of waxy material with a controlled melting point passively store and... More

The Energy Crises of the 70s
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The Energy Crises of the 70s

History 101: Rembering the springboard for the U.S. environmental movement and... More

Substituting Solar Panels for Insulation in the Energy Code
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Substituting Solar Panels for Insulation in the Energy Code

The ERI path allows buildings to comply with the energy code in a completely... More

Airtight New Homes: Top Trouble Spots
Blower Doors and Energy Retrofits
An Insulated Slab for the Deep South
High-Performance Insulated Wall Retrofits
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High-Performance Insulated Wall Retrofits

Vapor-open assemblies correct durability and comfort problems while saving energy More

A Habitat Energy Makeover
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A Habitat Energy Makeover

Donated labor and materials made this building-science feat feasible More

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Serious Training in Deep Energy Retrofits

Engineer extraordinaire, Marc Rosenbaum, teaches a course on the the best strategies to fix existing buildings. More

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