Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

Folder Home Energy: Efficiency & Renewables



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default Energy Vanguard

By Tagged in buildingscience, energyefficiency

Energy Vanguard’s mission is to turn houses into high performance homes. We do this by:

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Extensive HVAC Design resources:

default Gas Stoves: Health and Air Quality Impacts and Solutions



  |  By Brady SealsAndee Krasner

default HVAC Design Matters

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Learn from Energy Vanguard why Heating, Ventilation and Cooling system design matters.

If you want your heating, cooling, and ventilating system to perform well, you need to start with good HVAC design.  Here’s why:

  • You’ll get a new heating and cooling system that is sized properly.  Most new air conditioners are oversized, which means they don’t dehumidify as well as they should and can break down sooner.
  • You’ll get a distribution system that delivers the right amount of conditioned air to each room.  Many contractors skimp on this part of the HVAC system.  Even if they start right with a true Manual J heating & cooling load calculation, they often don’t use Manuals S, D, and T for the equipment selection and duct design.
  • Your home will be comfortable and efficient.  We perform detailed calculations to ensure it.  Read more.

default Impact of Fossil Fuels in Buildings: A Fact Base


  |  By RMI   

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A tenth of total US carbon emissions come from burning fossil fuels – primarily gas – for heating and cooking in homes and businesses. While most people don’t think twice about using these appliances, the emissions they produce are a threat to climate action and public health. 

Learn more about how this problem impacts you:


default It’s Time to Incentivize Residential Heat Pumps


Heat pump technology is a particularly efficient way to heat a home, delivering two to four times more heating energy than the electricity it consumes.