Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes

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Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes

Passive Houses with different wall systems are studied to see what their life cycle energy and carbon savings are compared to conventionally built homes.

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A Serious Challenge to a New Building Technology

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January 01, 2003

        Every new building technology comes with new problems along with its benefits, and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are no different. SIPs are made of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between ... [continue reading]

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New Construction Report Card

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January 01, 2003

In order to make energy-efficient and comfortable new houses, California builders need to pay more attention to the details. [continue reading]

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Not Your Parents' Mobile Home

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November 01, 2002

Some scientists and builders of manufactured homes figured out how to make them more energy efficient, using new materials but the same old factory. [continue reading]

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Learning From the Residents

Author: Jim LaRue
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September 01, 2002

        Creating a cutting edge home is exciting, and so is getting a chance to demonstrate to other builders, Realtors, and community residents that the promises of green building can ... [continue reading]

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A Home with Family Values

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July 01, 2002

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tuskegee University strike a balance between energy efficiency and affordability. [continue reading]

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Chasing Interior Ducts

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May 01, 2002

In order for ducts within conditioned spaces to be effective, builders need to establish an effective air barrier around them. [continue reading]

Sense and Survivability: How Evolution Shapes Design Decisions

Samuel Pobst

Sense and Survivability: How Evolution Shapes Design Decisions

The 3.8 billion years of evolution of the DNA strand that uniquely identifies the human genome has invested in humanity a ...

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

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