Post-Occupancy Performance

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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

How Small Jobs Killed My Business
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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

Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat
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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

Why 'Energy-Saving' Tips Suck
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Why 'Energy-Saving' Tips Suck

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

Number of LEED Homes Has Doubled in Three Years
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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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Words Matter

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

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall
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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Sawzall

The M18 Fuel is the first cordless recip saw with a brushless motor from Milwaukee... More

Working With Flexible Flashing
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Working With Flexible Flashing

Some contractors still don’t understand how to get the most out of these products.... More

Buried and Encapsulated Ducts
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Buried and Encapsulated Ducts

Encapsulating ducts with at least 1 1/2 inches of closed-cell spray foam... More

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