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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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How Often Should You Change the HVAC Filter?

Last updated: 05/25/2019

One of the topics I've hammered on for years is the inadequacy of using rules of thumb for sizing air conditioners.  The standard one ton of air conditioning capacity for each...

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Things are Heating Up: Essentials Of Seasonal Marketing

Last updated: 05/25/2019

Al Roker sure has had a lot to talk about as the weather throughout North America has begun heating up. And with a prolific tornado season already upon us, the changes in the...

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House Energy and Water Subcommittee Releases Historically High Top-Line Numbers for Dept. of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Last updated: 05/25/2019

The House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee released their FY2020 E&W report yesterday morning. It contains great funding levels for key programs in the Building...

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New ASHRAE Zero Energy Standard Could Bring Industry into Agreement

Last updated: 05/23/2019

The realization of a zero energy building that is evaluated, measured and documented to established criteria is a critical mission for building developers, building owners,...

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