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Which Is Worse, Air Leaks or Heat Loss? Neither. It's Energy Consumption That Matters

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit: Resources for a Sustainable Future There is a strange debate going on at Green Building Advisor, where a writer thinks "home buyers have been "brainwashed" into thinking only about R-values, as energy codes give short shrift to the importance of airtightness." The debate goes back and forth, but not once to they address the real point: How much energy is being consumed over all. They are preoccupied with relative efficiency when they should be concerned with absolute consumption. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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