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ENERGY SERIES: What is the Whole-House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency?

ID

2908-9025 (BSE-136NP)

Authors as Published

Robert "Bobby" Grisso, Extension Engineer, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Martha A. Walker, Community Viability Specialist, Central District; and John Ignosh, Area Specialist, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

    Cover, ENERGY SERIES: What is the Whole-House Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency?

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The whole-house systems approach looks at the entire house as an energy system with interdependent parts. Like a human body, when one part functions poorly it affects the performance of the entire system. For instance, the benefits of an energy-efficient air conditioner are lessened when a duct system leaks, windows don’t close tightly, the attic is uninsulated, and humid summer breezes are drifting in under the door.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Date

July 7, 2014