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Gear-up for Energy Star 3.0!

Gear-up for Energy Star 3.0!

It’s time to gear-up…huge changes in the Energy Star program are coming our way! All HERS Raters and Inspectors that want to continue doing work in the Energy Star program in 2012 must take the Energy Star 3.0 course. (As a side note, the course is… read more

The Building Envelope

The building envelope is an air barrier and thermal boundary that are continuous and touching and separate conditioned space from unconditioned space or the outside.  The envelope of a simple house may be the floor, the walls (including exterior doors… read more

What is a high performance home?

What is a high performance home?  It is a home built in a way that integrates building science into the construction process, leading to improved energy efficiency and increased durability.  In turn, the homeowner has lower utility bills and… read more

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