"Thanks for the comment, Curt. I agree wholeheartedly, but the folks at Energy Star don't. I recently did a 5 bedroom home with one occupant. NO credit can be given for phantoms, nor natural ventilation, so the bath exhaust fan…"
"Does anyone have any suggestions for hot, humid areas? The exhaust only ventilation is going to bring in humid air through myriad little leaks. With an RH of 73 in the summer, this can (and does) cause condensation on grilles and…"
"I agree that this was a great article, up to the point where they recommended additional insulation, duct sealing and ceiling leak mitigation in the wrong order. The duct guys and the people who seal the leaks in the ceiling are going to mess…"
"Jamie, I understand from the RESNET site that raters do not have to take a test, but they must associate themselves with one of the four HESP providers for certification. (via Steve Baden) This will cost about $300 plus proof of insurance. RESNET…"
New York is increasing its energy standards and is investigating the possibility of implementing the Passive House Standard for new construction and retrofit projects. Interviewee: Ken Levenson, with NY Passive House Assoc and 475.