Topic: weatherization

Articles

Could air sealing degrade indoor air quality?
03.13.17 | The spring 2017 issue of Home Energy Magazine features an article by researchers Scott Pigg and Dan Cautley of Seventhwave along with Paul Francisco from the University of Illinois' Building Research Council. The authors discuss their research... MORE
Caution: Study is no breakthrough
07.09.15 | Scott Pigg warns not to read too much into a recent study of savings from weatherization programs that has generated buzz in the mainstream press. Read his blog post. MORE
New videos feature best practices in sidewall insulating, furnace testing
12.03.12 | Now you can watch nationally-recognized experts install dense-pack sidewall insulation without leaving the warmth of your home or office. This one-hour video features practical tips developed over years of hands-on experience in the Wisconsin low... MORE
A weatherization program evaluation story
05.31.12 | How do you get 51 state offices and 904 local weatherization agencies to complete detailed surveys during the largest production push the weatherization community has ever seen? The Energy Center tackled that question through our role in the... MORE

Initiatives

Weatherization tech exchange
12.06.12 | DENSE-PACK SIDEWALL INSULATION VIDEOmore... FURNACE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING - GASmore... FURNACE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING - OILmore... MORE

Videos

Crawl space (training for weatherization installers)
12.19.13 | Travel down inside the crawl space of a home. See how a vapor barrier is applied over a dirt floor and sealed to the walls to create an air tight barrier and review general information about insulating the walls. This is a helpful reference to the... MORE
Attic air sealing (training for weatherization installers)
12.19.13 | Go up inside the attic area of a home for a closer look at how to seal common air leaks that occur from electrical, plumbing and wall top-plate penetrations. Techniques to effectively seal these potential leaks are demonstrated. It's a useful visual... MORE

Webinars

Residential high energy users: causes and opportunities
12.04.14 | High energy users in single-family homes present the greatest opportunities for energy and cost savings, yet relatively little is known about what is happening in these homes or how energy efficiency and utility programs can engage these consumers... MORE
Mastering infrared thermography
12.12.12 | Learn from the nation's pioneer in building thermography. Infrared thermography is an extremely valuable tool for building science professionals. Learn how to use the technology properly and ensure that you're getting the full value of its... MORE
Examining window retrofit options
10.25.11 | Storm windows, insulating shades, sash replacements, awnings—what good news that we have so many ways to improve the performance of our windows. The bad news is...there are so many ways to improve the performance of our windows! How in the world can... MORE
Weatherization Tech Exchange: video series
07.17.11 | Dense-pack sidewall insulation Now you can watch nationally-recognized experts install dense-pack sidewall insulation without leaving the warmth of your home or office. This one-hour video features practical tips developed over years of hands-on... MORE