What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?
My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]
Research points to some surprising recommendations for attic hatch installation - thin is not in. [continue reading]
There's an important, although little-known, advantage to cool roofs: They help cool the planet. [continue reading]
Until recently, cool roofing products came only in light shades. Now a wider range of colors and materials are available. [continue reading]
Trying to green or sustain any building component these days is like trying to watch a moving target, and roofs are a prime example. In this column, I’... [continue reading]
Cool roofs cut cooling loads by up to 20% through the use of reflective materials that limit solar heat gain.A conventional cool roof features light-colored surfaces—shades that ... [continue reading]
How do you air seal IC-rated light fixtures that aren't accessible from above? Do the air sealing from below. [continue reading]
Most of us are aware that marketing greatly impacts the way consumers make decisions and ultimately make purchases or investments. ...
Hawaii is notorious for leading the nation in aloha spirit—and solar power. Up to 53% of Hawaii’s ...