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Trump’s proposal to eliminate popular money-saving energy efficiency programs, including the EPA’s...Read More
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funded study shows Passive House for tall buildings in NY can reduce heating energy consumption by 85%. When compared to the base case targeting LEED Silver, the Passive House design saved 47% in energy use...Read More
The Washington State Department of Commerce has released, "Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard Version 3.0." Below are notes as related to residential airtightness testing:
Section 5.11: Airchange on...Read More
By Colin Genge, President, Retrotec Inc.
Even though blower door and duct testing has been around since the ‘80s, there’s still the occasional question about the necessity of air leakage testing versus just going through with visual inspections. This is sometimes followed with arguments about equipment expense, training time, or that homeowner money could be better spent elsewhere – the “bang for your buck” model.