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Balanced Mechanical Ventilation
Building science experts have identified reducing air leakage as a key component in improving building energy efficiency and occupant comfort.
The Devil is in the Details
As energy codes and above-code energy efficiency certification programs evolve and progress, the natural question is “where do we go from here?” The simple and easy answer is
The Forgotten Air Barrier – Garage Partition Walls
Drive by virtually any new home development, and you will notice the homes have a building fabric wrap or OSB sheathing (coated with a green weather barrier product) in conjunction with taped seams. These products, depending on the specific brand, may serve multiple functions for the home.
Ventilation for a Healthy and Comfortable Home
There are three different strategies commonly used when providing mechanical ventilation to a home: supply-only, exhaust-only, and balanced. Each method has its benefits and drawbacks, but each has its place.
Poor HVAC Airflow – Part 2
In part 1 of this blog series, we covered how the design of Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can affect poor airflow.
BUILDING AIR LEAKAGE, TESTING, AND MECHANICAL VENTILATION
A local jurisdiction requested assistance with their goals to increase energy code compliance within their building department and to improve the energy efficiency…
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