Indoor Air Quality Do and Don’t List

Indoor Air Quality Do and Don’t List

Indoor Air Quality Do and Don’t List Indoor air quality made national news today, and building scientists (including us) are all thinking “Finally!”. Finally, people will be aware that indoor air pollution is a problem – as important as outdoor air pollution....
Energy Efficiency: Your next must-have home improvement.

Energy Efficiency: Your next must-have home improvement.

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law last month on Tuesday, August 16, is the largest investment in energy efficiency and climate change spending in U.S. history. The consumers who take advantage of this act will reap benefits for themselves, while making...

Everything is connected – Master Plan

  Homeowners seldom realize that the building enclosure, heating/cooling system, equipment and energy sources are all connected. Tweak one part of the system of systems and it will create feedback loops  – bad ones if the building science homework isn’t...
The Virginia Building Code, A Catch 22

The Virginia Building Code, A Catch 22

The Virginia Residential Building Code allows two options for verifying air tightness in new construction. The first option is a Blower Door Test and the second is just a visual inspection, which as you can imagine, is the most commonly used method as it is generally...
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