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As technical director for Conservation Services Group, Bruce Harley manages and designs energy-efficiency programs around the United States. Bruce also works on policy and research, and teaches about building science and green building. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding and the author of the book Build Like a Pro: Insulate and Weatherize (The Taunton Press, 2002). Bruce and his family live in a solar-powered home he designed and built at the edge of the Berkshire Hills in Vermont.
With a little detective work, you can correct construction mistakes and cut energy bills by a third or more
U-factor and R-value measure heat transfer and heat resistance, respectively; understanding the difference will help you select energy-efficient windows and insulation
The kind of ducts you use and the number and types of turns they make dramatically affect HVAC-system performance
Watch the Passive House video series
Play the Inspector Game!
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