What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?
The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [continue reading]
With metal roofing systems becoming more popular for new construction and retrofits, the Florida Solar Energy Center wanted to learn more about these roofing systems and their effect on thermal performance. [continue reading]
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]
An inexpensive process for adding reflective coatings to rooftops saves energy and lives. [continue reading]
Reflective roofing represents one of the most significant energy-saving options available to homeowners and builders. [continue reading]
With the recent huge increases in energy costs, figuring out how best to conserve energy and improve comfort in a home has become an urgent issue. [continue reading]
As weatherization consultants and trainers, we see many kinds of problems in different homes. A few years ago, we received a call to solve an unusually high bill complaint. ... [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...