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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.
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.
In part 1 of this blog series, we covered how the design of Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can affect poor airflow.
A local jurisdiction requested assistance with their goals to increase energy code compliance within their building department and to improve the energy efficiency…
Application of the building science principles of heat transfer indicates that Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems located in unconditioned attics are inefficient, typically increasing energy usage by 25 to 50%. Conventional wisdom is that…
During the 2022 Utah Legislative Session, House Bill 39 was passed and subsequently signed by Gov. Spencer J. Cox. The bill included amendments to home battery storage systems, plumbing fixture flow rates, household appliance refrigeration standards, and fire…
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