Brick veneer is a porous material that can allowing air and water to penetrate in, allowing moisture to move toward the wood framed walls of your home.
Slab-on-grade floors provide an inexpensive and versatile foundation. Slabs lose energy mainly due to heat conducted outward and through the perimeter of the slab. By insulating the exterior edge of the slab you can reduce winter heating bills by 10-20 %.
Many air contaminants are found in higher levels indoors than outdoors. Among them are common asthma triggers, including particles from molds, dust mites, infestations, and pets.
Lighting accounts for 20%-25% of all electricity consumed in the United States. This white paper is an introduction to lighting technology and offers tips on how to choose the best lighting for your home.
When compared to a pre-1994 dishwasher, Energy Star qualified dishwashers use 48% less energy to run and save on average 8 gallons of water per dish load.
The true cost of an appliance is the purchase price plus the cost to operate and maintain it over its lifetime.
An attic access that is not properly insulated can break the thermal barrier between the attic and the conditioned living space.
The basic elements of an effective wall are airtight construction, moisture control, and complete insulation coverage.
Reducing air leakage can significantly cut annual heating and cooling costs and create a healthy indoor environment.
The Building Technologies Program invests in innovative technologies to help create energy efficient buildings. Energy efficient buildings use less energy, cost less to operate, and improve comfort.
The use of spot ventilation is an important tool to improve air quality.
This guide provides information for contractors and homeowners to identify ways to seal unwanted air leaks in the home while still maintaining healthy levels of ventilation.