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Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Posted by Jim Gunshinan on October 16, 2018 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

By Alisa Petersen and Michael Gartman

Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year—are often marketed as luxury homes, only available to the select few that are willing to pay a significant premium to do the right thing for the environment. In keeping with this luxury perception, research shows these homes are often more comfortable and healthier than conventional homes for a variety of…

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Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)

Posted by Blake Reid on October 9, 2018 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

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A blower door measures how tight a house is

Air sealing done as part of the install, and after hacking holes into the house (and sealing others), total leakage only increased by 65 CFM50. …

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Redefining Home Performance in the 21st Century, How the Smart Home Could Revolutionize the Industry and Transform the Home-to-Grid Connection

Posted by Jim Gunshinan on October 4, 2018 at 7:06pm 0 Comments

Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy performance to include smart technology, smart homes.  In “Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury, How the Smart Home Could Revolutionize the Industry and Transform the Home-to-Grid Connection,” HPC asserts that America’s…

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Blower Door Testing Requirement in Collier County, FL

Posted by Everblue Training on October 3, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

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We recently received a phone call from a contractor in Collier County, FL about the blower door test requirement in his state. We’ve been covering this topic for a while, with the previous update coming from the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF). At that time, BOAF had made a statement that individuals…

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