Understanding how mechanical and electrical systems function together helps consumers plan for efficient, reliable, safe, and comfortable homes. PATH promotes such understanding by providing accurate, unbiased information.
Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
This easy-to-use Web-based tool will help you integrate energy efficiency into your remodeling or rehab project. It provides recommended energy efficiency measures for most types of rehab projects, as well as the associated costs, energy savings and additional benefits of incorporating the measures.
HVAC Sizing Methodology for Insulated Concrete Homes February 2004
The objective of this work was to compile available information regarding energy use in concrete homes, develop additional information as needed, and use this information to develop a methodology to properly size heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment for concrete homes in the US and Canada.
The Rehab Guide Volume 7: Electrical/Electronics April 2001
The Rehab Guides are a series of nine guidebooks to inform the design and construction industry about state-of-the-art materials and innovative practices in housing rehabilitation. Volume 7 provides an overview and a reference resource for information about electrical/electric systems, subsystems, and materials.
The Rehab Guide Volume 8: HVAC/Plumbing February 2000
The Rehab Guides are a series of nine guidebooks to inform the design and construction industry about state-of-the-art materials and innovative practices in housing rehabilitation. Volume 8 includes information on these topics among others: HVAC Design and Engineering; Distribution Systems; Indoor Air Quality; Plumbing Design and Engineering; and Fire Protection Systems.
Improves comfort, air quality, and energy efficiency of a mechanically-ventilated home by removing humidity before it is cooled by an air conditioner or evaporative cooler.
Encased electrical and communication wires simplify the task of wiring and reduce wall penetrations that can compromise a building's thermal performance.
HVAC "Smart" Zoning Controls
Dampers and electronic controls attached to standard central air systems can save energy and increase occupant comfort and convenience.
Two types of solar cooling systems powered by solar energy, absorption refrigeration and desiccant cooling, are commercially available.
Structured Wire System
Provides upgraded telephone and video wiring (typically category-5 and RG-6) with a design that allows greater flexibility than standard telephone and video wiring.
Ventilation Control Systems
Economical and affordable ventilation control systems are ideal for use anywhere specific ventilation rates are desired.
Content updated on 10/29/2004