What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?
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]
Some calculations answer the question, How much does proper attic access insulation matter? [continue reading]
In today’s technology-fueled world, innovations are being made at a rapid rate that help simplify human life. The ...
Along with this blog, Carmel Building & Design is introducing the first in a series of videos that ...