This video, part of a series from the Oregon contractor Hammer & Hand, describes how to air seal the interior of a home to maximize the effectiveness of super energy efficient, European “Passive House” style windows. We find this article […]
Using a blower door–a device that sucks the air out of your house to simulate an especially windy day–is the best way to identify where your house leaks. For many of us, a thousand little pin pricks in your home […]
The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home’s building envelope. This image comes from http://www.builderonline.com/energy-efficientconstruction/5-penetrations-that-provide-the-most-bang-for-your-air-sealing-buck.aspx
In this installment of Green Building Advisor‘s “Job Site Visits” series, building science guru Joe Lstiburek explains why insulating a house to the highest standards won’t do much good if the home still has significant air leakage.