Hempcrete: Eco-Friendly and Unique
Using hemp as an insulator might seem far-fetched. Laughable even. But this green sustainable material just might be the answer to many builders’ problems. Here’s why you should give it a chance.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]
We build crawl spaces because they are cheaper than basements. But controlling moisture can be a challenge, depending on the climate zone. [continue reading]
Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]
Q. Home performance contracting is new to us at our residential heating and cooling company in the Northeast. We are trying to do best by our customers as we learn on the go. One issue ... [continue reading]
Home Energy recently visited one of window wright Dave Clark's jobs in an area of Berkeley, California, called the Gourmet Ghetto. Clark has worked on every one of the windows in this house. [continue reading]
A new building envelope sealing technology designed to effectively seal the outer shell of homes and buildings was unveiled today ...
On the heels of its 10th Annual North American Passive House conference, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) today announced a ...