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9 Building Science & Energy Efficiency Blogs We’re Reading

Last updated: 09/30/2019

The world wide web is a wonderful thing, but there’s a lot of swill out there. It helps to have a few go-to sources of good, reliable, accurate, and useful information and...

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What Are the Deal Breakers When Buying A House?

Last updated: 08/24/2019

There are many reasons why people decide not to buy a house like the quality of local schools, crime rates or heavy traffic. We have looked at a few key elements relating to...

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Healthy Homes - New Research Leading to Potential Partnerships

Last updated: 07/28/2019

Home performance contractors already know that energy efficiency retrofits can improve indoor environments, air quality and health outcomes, such as asthma, COPD, and other...

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Electricity Demand and the Duck Curve

Last updated: 07/24/2019

You may think there's no more boring topic than electric utilities. Power plants. Transmission lines. Engineers with flat top haircuts and pocket protectors full of pens in...

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Finding the Source of a Basement Water Problem

Last updated: 07/21/2019

That photo above is from my basement.  In case you missed my last article, I just bought a 1961 ranch-style house in Atlanta and am embarking on the wonderful building science...

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The Best Velocity for Moving Air Through Ducts

Last updated: 07/02/2019

The first thing to know about the velocity of air moving through ducts is that the slower you get the air moving, the better it is for air flow.  That was the main point of my...

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How to Define (and Improve) the Strength of Your Brand

Last updated: 06/20/2019

Ever wondered just how strongly your company resonates with your target audience? Or how you can strengthen your company’s online presence to increase conversion rates and...

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Dream home: Afton couple brings energy-efficient housing trend...

Last updated: 06/09/2019

Dream home: Afton couple brings energy-efficient housing trend to east metro Radar The passive building movement is small but growing. In 2016, Passive House Institute U.S.,...

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How to Define (and Improve) the Strength of Your Brand

Last updated: 06/03/2019

Image resize threshold of 10 remote images has been reached. Please use fewer remote images. How to Define (and Improve) the Strength of Your Brand By Maurine Hainsworth | May...

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RaterFest! An Adventurous Conference for Energy Professionals

Last updated: 05/27/2019

Location: Rocky Mountain Village, 2644 Alvarado Rd, Empire, CO 80438 Cost: $475 - $580 Registration Cost Includes:  Full-conference pass, all meals, housing, activities, and...

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