The Cottages at Cypress
A Net Zero Energy Low-Income Senior Housing Development
The location and installed integrity of the 3C barrier will dictate the comfort, health, and safety of the home's occupants; the durability of the structure; and the amount of energy required to heat and cool the home. [continue reading]
It takes a long time for even the hottest summer sun to warm up a heavy earthen structure. That's one reason that earth has been a popular building material in hot climates for many centuries and is still common in the sizzling Southwest where I live. [continue reading]
In the Wine Country of Northern California, where July and August daytime temperatures are dependably in the 90s and can top 100ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â°F, building a 6,000 ft2 home and not installing air conditioning seems naive. [continue reading]
A new product called the Residential Utility Core Wall (ResCore) can save from $500 to more than $2,000 in construction costs for site-built homes. [continue reading]
Life is full of bumps and holes. But in a well-constructed house, no bumps or holes should interrupt the boundary between conditioned and unconditioned space or the barrier that prevents air movement between the outside and the inside. [continue reading]
Anticipating the greater demand for customer service under electric utility restructuring, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), on April 1, 1997, launched its Heating, Cooling & Comfort Guarantee (TEP Guarantee) home certification program. [continue reading]
Vienna, Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona – July 19, 2018 – Pearl Certification and HomeSmart International are proud to announce that HomeSmart Arizona ...
We got solar panels installed on our home on 22 April 2016 - Earth Day, coincidentally. We now have a full year's ...