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""Efficiency" to me and building methods boils down to this heat-transfer model run s…"

Tom Mallard replied Mar 12 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"A workaround if having to use a siding type that traps moisture is simply using furr…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 26 to Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation

18 Feb 27
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"According to the article the code standards did work but only enough to cover growth…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 21 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Dennis, if you're getting 10-times more than 150m tall megawatthour machines that ta…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 20 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Efficiency is notching up incrementally now and it's expense, yet, until buildings c…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 20 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Yeah, and the nuke sends that electricity to California to make more money. Obviousl…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 19 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Just to add that using graywater recycling and the septic tank effluent for outdoor…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 17 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"With Earthships as the model, what's missing in nearly all of those homes are fundam…"

Tom Mallard replied Feb 12 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Cost is not a metric in efficiency, efficiency is the metric. With alternatives you…"

Tom Mallard replied Jan 4 to Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

73 Jan 8
Reply by Dennis Heidner

"That's unfortunate, fossil methane production is between crude oil and coal for carb…"

Tom Mallard replied Jan 3 to Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

73 Jan 8
Reply by Dennis Heidner

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