29 Apr '16, 11am

Are New Homes Getting Better?

Are New Homes Getting Better?

“This new analysis confirms previous findings that airtightness continues to improve in new homes. … To characterize the US housing stock, we analyzed the air leakage data of 134,000 single-family detached homes. … Recent homes are built with a more airtight building envelope Exterior components of a house that provide protection from colder (and warmer) outdoor temperatures and precipitation; includes the house foundation, framed exterior walls, roof or ceiling, and insulation, and air sealing materials. compare to homes dated from earlier years. … Energy efficiency rated homes, such as new homes that are Energy Star Labeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to refrigerators and air c...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/articles/dept/musings...

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