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Passing the Blower Door Test for the Michigan Energy Code

To pass the blower door test in the Prescriptive Path in the new Michigan Energy Code requires a home to be equal to or less than 4 ACH50 (air changes per hour with the blower door depressurizing the home to -50 Pa).  How do you get your home to pass?  If you are building a […]

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Roof Icicles are a sign of a problem

Next time you drive around, look at how many homes have icicles coming off the roof.  You will probably notice that older homes seem to have all the icicles and the newer homes have little to none.  There is a reason for this.  Before I knew anything about building science, I never really thought much […]

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Know the Energy Costs before you buy a Home

Utility bills can be up to 15% of the cost of home-ownership.  With that being said, why is our society so lax on this?  We are extremely concerned about the MPG of a car we purchase, yet when it comes to buying or renting a home, we turn our head to the utility costs.  We […]

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