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Air Leakage

This series of video was developed by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program to demonstrate the effects of air leakage in homes and methods to correct the problems.
Air Leakage Part 1 - The Invisible Thief
Air Leakage Part 1 – The Invisible Thief
Why Air Seal Your Home
Why Air Seal Your Home
Air Leakage Part 3 - New Homes
Air Leakage Part 3 – New Homes
Air Leakage Part 4 - Existing Homes
Air Leakage Part 4 – Existing Homes
Air Leakage Part 5 - Combustion Safety
Air Leakage Part 5 – Combustion Safety
Air Leakage Part 6 - Conclusion
Air Leakage Part 6 – Conclusion
Air Leakage Part 7 - Measuring Building Tightness
Air Leakage Part 7 – Measuring Building Tightness



Air Sealing

Air Sealing Attics Reduces Heat Loss From Ceiling
Air Sealing Attics Reduces Heat Loss From Ceiling
Air Sealing Attics
Air Sealing Attics
Air Sealing Attics
Air Sealing Attics
Air Sealing Attics
Air Sealing Attics
Sealing Ducts Reduces Hot Or Cold Air Loss
Sealing Ducts Reduces Hot Or Cold Air Loss
Air Sealing Around Recessed Lights
Air Sealing Around Recessed Lights



Asthma and Mold

This series of video was developed by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program to explain how asthma can be related to mold in the home and methods to correct the problems.
Asthma at home Part 1
Asthma at home Part 1
Controlling Asthma Triggers at Home
Controlling Asthma Triggers at Home
Controlling Dust Mites
Controlling Dust Mites
Controlling Pet Dander at Home
Controlling Pet Dander at Home
Controlling Chemicals at Home
Controlling Chemicals at Home
Volative Organic Compounds
Volative Organic Compounds
Controlling Pollens
Controlling Pollens
Ridding of Pests
Ridding of Pests
Ridding of Mold in Homes
Ridding of Mold in Homes
Clean, Dry House to Ease Asthma
Clean, Dry House to Ease Asthma
Mold in Your Home
Mold in Your Home



Cellulose Insulation

Blowing Cellulose
Blowing Cellulose
Blowing Cellulose
Blowing Cellulose
Cellulose Insulation Overview
Cellulose Insulation Overview
Insulation: Cellulose vs Fiberglass
Insulation: Cellulose vs Fiberglass
Insulating Attics With Cellulose
Insulating Attics With Cellulose
Insulating Walls With Cellulose
Insulating Walls With Cellulose



Climate Change

Climate Change - Greg Craven, a high school science teacher, explains global warming.
Climate Change – Greg Craven, a high school science teacher, explains global warming.



Cool Roof

How Cool Roofs Work And Save Energy
How Cool Roofs Work And Save Energy
Cool Roofs Reduces Heat Gain
Cool Roofs Reduces Heat Gain
Cool Roof Makes Into California Building Standards
Cool Roof Makes Into California Building Standards
Secretary Chu Explains the Benefits of Cool Roofs
Secretary Chu Explains the Benefits of Cool Roofs
Installing A Cool Roof
Installing A Cool Roof
Painting A Roof White Saves Energy
Painting A Roof White Saves Energy



Duct Sealing

This series of video was developed by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program to explain how leaky ducts can affect the air quality in the home and steps to fix the problems.
Duct Sealing - Entire Series
Duct Sealing – Entire Series
Duct Sealing Part 1 - Introduction
Duct Sealing Part 1 – Introduction
Duct Sealing Part 2 - Duct System in a House
Duct Sealing Part 2 – Duct System in a House
Duct Sealing Part 3 - Ducts in Crawlspaces
Duct Sealing Part 3 – Ducts in Crawlspaces
Duct Sealing Part 4 - Tips to Make Ducts Air Tight
Duct Sealing Part 4 – Tips to Make Ducts Air Tight
Duct Sealing Part 5 - Ducts with HVAC Systems
Duct Sealing Part 5 – Ducts with HVAC Systems
Duct Sealing Part 6 - Summary Points
Duct Sealing Part 6 – Summary Points
Duct Sealing Part 7 - Duct Pressure Test for Tightness
Duct Sealing Part 7 – Duct Pressure Test for Tightness
Duct Sealing Part 8 - Credits
Duct Sealing Part 8 – Credits



Energy 101

This series of video was developed by the Department of Energy
How Electric Vehicles Work
How Electric Vehicles Work
How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work
How Geothermal Heat Pumps Work
Home Energy Check Up
Home Energy Check Up
Lumens
Lumens
How Solar PV Systems Work
How Solar PV Systems Work
How Wind Turbines Work
How Wind Turbines Work



Energy Assessment

Home Energy Assessment
Home Energy Assessment
Simple Energy Saving Steps from Energy Star
Simple Energy Saving Steps from Energy Star
Home Energy Assessment
Home Energy Assessment
Blower Door And Infrared Tests
Blower Door And Infrared Tests
Blower Door Test
Blower Door Test
Home Energy Score
Home Energy Score
DOE Home Energy Check Up
DOE Home Energy Check Up



Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass Insulation
Fiberglass Insulation
Insulating Attics With Fiberglass
Insulating Attics With Fiberglass
Insulating Walls With Fiberglass
Insulating Walls With Fiberglass



Guide to Home Performance

This series of video was commissioned by the California Energy Commission as part of the Measured Home Performance Project that develops guides to best practices for home energy retrofits in California. The videos, hosted by building science consultants Steve Easley and Rick Chitwood, explain step by step to get homes to save 50 to 80% of their annual utility bills.
How to Reduce Energy Bills
How to Reduce Energy Bills
House as a System
House as a System
Dispelling Energy Myths
Dispelling Energy Myths
Disaggregating Utility Bills
Disaggregating Utility Bills
Siting and Orientation
Siting and Orientation
Blower Door Test
Blower Door Test
Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging
Air sealing and Insulating Attics
Air sealing and Insulating Attics
Treating Crawlspaces
Treating Crawlspaces
Improving Energy Efficiency in Walls
Improving Energy Efficiency in Walls
Heating System Equipment
Heating System Equipment
Assessing Air Flow in HVAC Systems
Assessing Air Flow in HVAC Systems
Assessing Air Conditioning Performance
Assessing Air Conditioning Performance
Assessing HVAC Duct and Distributions Systems
Assessing HVAC Duct and Distributions Systems
Evaluating Airflow and Room Air Delivery
Evaluating Airflow and Room Air Delivery
Managing Electric Baseload
Managing Electric Baseload
Consumer Education
Consumer Education
Tips for Home Performance Contractors
Tips for Home Performance Contractors



Hot Water

Working with water heaters
Working with water heaters
Do you really want a tankless water heater?
Do you really want a tankless water heater?



Insulation Concepts

Insulating Attics
Insulating Attics
Insulating Band Joists
Insulating Band Joists
Do Not Leave Gaps When Applying Insulation
Do Not Leave Gaps When Applying Insulation
Installating Knee Walls
Installating Knee Walls
Insulation Materials And Safety
Insulation Materials And Safety
What Is R-Value
What Is R-Value



Net Zero Energy Homes

Ted Clifton on net zero energy homes
Ted Clifton on net zero energy homes



Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation Explained
Spray Foam Insulation Explained
How Spray Foam Works and Benefits
How Spray Foam Works and Benefits
Intalling Spray Foam Insulation
Intalling Spray Foam Insulation



Stamm Project

Exterior
Exterior
Ceiling and Flooring
Ceiling and Flooring
Third Floor Addition
Third Floor Addition
Kevin
Kevin’s Shop and Tools



Water Conserving Landscapes

Composting at Home
Composting at Home
Converting Your Lawn by Sheet Mulching
Converting Your Lawn by Sheet Mulching
Use your landscape like a sponge to slow the flow of storm water into the drainage.
Use your landscape like a sponge to slow the flow of storm water into the drainage.
Diverting storm water to your landscape from drainage is ecologically helpful.
Diverting storm water to your landscape from drainage is ecologically helpful.



Weatherization

Weatherstripping Doors
Weatherstripping Doors
Sealing All Cracks
Sealing All Cracks
Weatherstripping Windows
Weatherstripping Windows



Windows

Low E Windows Construction
Low E Windows Construction
How Low E Windows Save Energy
How Low E Windows Save Energy
Low E Windows Reduce Radiant Heat
Low E Windows Reduce Radiant Heat
Low E Windows Basics
Low E Windows Basics



Funny Stuff (or the Truth?)

Do you really want a tankless water heater?
Do you really want a tankless water heater?
I want some LED lights (produced 2011)
I want some LED lights (produced 2011)



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