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Data Logging: Types of Monitoring

This is the third post in a four-part series covering the topic of data logging in terms of Home Applications, Products and Performance, Types of Monitoring, and Indoor Air Quality. There are sensors and loggers for all kinds of measurements in residential buildings. One of the most useful measurements is wood moisture content. This can be done by measuring portions of a building and/or measuring the wood going into a building during construction. Wood takes up and releases moisture slowly and can be a useful means for monitoring long-term changes in moisture levels within an assembly—typically the thing we’re most…

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New Ratings Industry Helps Home Buyers Assess Climate Risks

As climate change fuels large-scale natural disasters, the real estate mantra of “location, location, location” is taking on new meaning. In 2021, homeowners have contended with threats including paralyzing cold on the Great Plains, wildfire evacuations in the West and flooding from the South to New York City and New England. Buying a house is complicated enough in a market that has become supercharged in many U.S. cities. Emerging climate change risks will further complicate those decisions. Investors will be less likely to regret their decisions if they do due diligence in researching local climate risks. Mortgage lenders will face…

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Simple and Effective Mechanical Ventilation

Josh Oduin is in Leavenworth, WA, talking about adding an HRV for balanced ventilation in his new cabin. He walks us through his reasoning for choosing the Lunos E2 HRV over a typical ducted system. The Lunos E2 is a collection of simple components. Most of the work is done by a constantly reversing pair of fans and heat exchangers that eliminate the need for the complicated heat-transfer components found inside typical HRVs. Josh gives a brief overview of how the units work and demonstrates the basic steps of installation. _________________________________________________________________________ Josh Oduin is a remodeler based in Portland, Oregon.…

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Three Ways to Insulate Roofs

I recently finished writing the chapter on the interaction of structure and control layers in my book. The last part was on the various ways to insulate the top of a house. The most common, of course, is to have a vented attic with insulation on the attic floor. But when you visit discussion forums like those hosted on Green Building Advisor and the Journal of Light Construction, you’ll find a lot of talk about putting the insulation at the roofline. And you can end up really confused. When you move the insulation to the roofline, things get more complicated.…

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W&C’s State of the Industry Study

W&C's State of the Industry Study | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and…

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Registration for HPIP’s 2022 Insulation Career Fair Is Now Open!

Registration for HPIP's 2022 Insulation Career Fair Is Now Open! | 2021-12-21 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website…

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