Featured Blog Posts – October 2014 Archive (5)

Top Worst Crawl Space Insulation Ideas

With winter right around the corner, many of us start looking at various ways to reduce heat loss and improve energy savings. One of the most common practices of improving energy savings is by installing or improving our homes insulation. This is especially true for those of us who have the luxury of living above a crawl space. Installing or improving crawl space insulation can be very beneficial. But it can also have expensive, negative effects if not done correctly. Here is a list of a few…

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Added by Adam Swain on October 28, 2014 at 2:40pm — 4 Comments

More 'clean' products that might not make the grade

While hard-surface flooring is on every list for improving indoor air quality, the type of hard-surface flooring may be problematic, especially if your clients' health is already compromised.

This article on formaldehyde levels in laminate flooring emphatically waves the health flag. The article is based on testing of Chinese-made laminate…

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Added by Shawna Henderson on October 10, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Inventors of LEDs for general lighting win Nobel Prize in Physics

Three people who together helped increase the energy efficiency of lighting systems across the world have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on October 9, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

New Energy Code in Massachusetts

In July 2013, the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) voted to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (2012 IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 with MA amendments as the new baseline energy code. The BBRS allowed for the new regulations to run concurrently with the current energy regulations until July 1, 2014. During that time, either set of energy regulations could be used when applying for…

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Added by Everblue Training on October 8, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Why Is RESNET Limiting Its Options for Improvement?

In case you haven't heard, last year RESNET created a task force to look at ways to improve the consistency of results among certified home energy raters (aka HERS raters). In mid-August, executive director Steve Baden sent an email about the latest developments in the process. He also attached a document titled…

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Added by Allison A. Bailes III on October 2, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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