Performance Metrics

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The Next Big Thing Isn't a Gadget

HIVE speaker Blaine Brownell explains where the future of residential building is... More

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December 2014 Letters

House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high More

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How Small Jobs Killed My Business

Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting... More

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Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat

Tracking temperature, humidity, set point, and equipment runtime can uncover the... More

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More Than 'Tips' Needed to Improve Energy Efficiency

A thorough, step-by-step analysis that treats the home as an integrated system is the only route to true performance improvements, including lower energy bills and better indoor air quality. More

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Why 'Energy-Saving' Tips Suck

The truth is that commonly espoused energy-saving tips are worthless. We look at... More

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Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years

California has the most LEED-certified homes, followed by New York and Texas. More

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Studying Moisture in Fat Walls

Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same... More

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JLC June Letters

Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws. More

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Words Matter

What the Patagonian Toothfish can teach us about building science. More

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