publications

This is a list of our published research.

“Case Study: Net-zero energy building in NYC,” Consulting-Specifying Engineer, May 2015.

“V-Strip Weather Strip Update: Two Years Later,” Home Energy, December 2014.

“Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings,” Home Energy, August/September 2013.

Air Infiltration Measurements in Buildings Using Sound Transmission Loss Through Small Apertures,International Journal of Green Energy, May, 2012.

The Receptivity of Roofs to Solar Panels,” Sciforum’s 2nd World Sustainability Forum, November, 2012; Sciforum Electronic Conferences Series, 2012.

Energy Audits, Improvements in Small Office Buildings,ASHRAE Journal, October, 2012.

Weatherstripping Windows with V-Strip,” Home Energy, September/October, 2012.

Measuring Window U-factors with IR Thermometers,” Home Energy, May/June, 2012.

Method to Diagnose Window Failures and Measure U-Factors on Site,” International Journal of Green Energy, 9 (3) 280-296, 2012.

Leaking Shower Diverters – An Overlooked Energy Waster,” Home Energy, March/April 2012.

HVAC Selection for Envelope Dominated Buildings,” ASHRAE Journal, October 2011.

Air Bypass in Vertical Stack Water Source Heat Pumps,” HVAC&R Research, October 2011.

Ten Common Problems in Energy Audits,” ASHRAE Journal, February 2011.

Design from the Outside In,” Journal of Green Building, Volume 5.1, Winter 2010.

Water and Energy Use in Steam-Heated Buildings“, ASHRAE Journal, May 2010.

Energy Audits in Large Commercial Office Buildings,” ASHRAE Journal, January 2009.

“Clean Energy for Green Buildings,” Journal of Green Building, Vol. 2 No. 1, Winter 2007.

Sealing Attic Hatches,”  Home Energy, September/ October 2007.

Improving Crawlspaces in New York Multifamily Buildings,” Home Energy, July/August 2006.

“Emergency Generators and Combustion-Air Safety,” Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering, November 2000.

“Converting Electrically Heated Multifamily Buildings: The Vented Room Heater Option,” Home Energy, January/February 2000.  (Includes:  “Unvented Gas Heaters in New York,” sidebar.)

“ASHRAE 152P Validation: Basement Warm-Air Distribution Systems,” with Peter Strunk, Synertech Systems /Corporation, August 1999. Part 2/Part 3

“The Impact of Accessibility on Air Filter Cleanliness,” INvironment Professional, January 1999, Vol. 5, No. 1.

“Evaluation of Ground Source Heat Pump Refrigerant Circuit,” Final Report to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 1999.

“Common Mistakes in Indoor Air Quality Calculations,” INvironment Professional, August 1996, Vol. 2, No. 8.

“Evaluation of Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings,” Final Report to New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Report 93-5, June 1993.

“Model Ventilation Audit for Multifamily Buildings,” New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, May 1993.

“Measuring Heat Pump Efficiency in the Field,” Home Energy, March/April 1991.

“Tips for Specifying Heat Recovery Ventilators,” Newsletter of the Central New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, April 1991.

Bidding for Demand Side Management Performance Contracts,” with Greg Thomas, Home Energy, January-February 1991.