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Rocket Science Meets Building Science at U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Rocket Science Meets Building Science at U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Nexus Energy Center created an energy exhibit for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville as part of the AlabamaWISE community energy program to help families reduce energy waste. Space Center CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart unveiled he interactive exhibit during an Energy Huntsville meeting Tuesday. The exhibit demonstrates the concept of building science, a strategy… Continue Reading

Home Operation and Maintenance Lessons From a Cardboard Box (and a Building Science Expert)

Home Operation and Maintenance Lessons From a Cardboard Box (and a Building Science Expert)

Houses are complex systems that few home improvement contractors understand and John Tooley, a home performance expert, can prove it using a cardboard box. Tooley is a pioneer of diagnostic home analysis and makes thousands of dollars from homebuilders and trade contractors who don’t understand why the homes they build have problems. Serious problems. Comfort… Continue Reading

Building Science, Rocket Science’s Down to Earth Brother

Building Science, Rocket Science’s Down to Earth Brother

Scientists started looking at energy use of residential structures after the first oil crisis in the late 1970s. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL), the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) have been on the forefront of energy efficiency and renewable energy for three decades. The studies, reports and… Continue Reading

About AlabamaWISE

About AlabamaWISE A program of the non-profit Nexus Energy Center, AlabamaWISE empowers Alabama households of all incomes to save money by saving energy. Families say they appreciate saving money, but they usually say the most valuable benefit are home comfort and clean indoor air quality. The AlabamaWISE.org is a community based program to simplify buying… Continue Reading