Editorial: The Discreet Charm of Attics and Crawl Spaces
You would be professionally remiss if you did not read “Attics and Crawl Spaces” in this issue. The article by Terry Nordbye is a valuable reminder that home performance problems too often begin ...
Some calculations answer the question, How much does proper attic access insulation matter? [continue reading]
The King County Housing Authority adds insulation and slope while removing ventilation to make a more energy-efficient and durable roof. [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]
In the summertime, radiant barriers give attic insulation a clear advantage in cutting the demand for cooling energy. [continue reading]
As Home Energy readers know, venting attics in hot, humid climates brings a great deal of moisture into the structure (see "Conditioned Attics Save Energy in Hot Climates," HE May/June '97, p. 6). Not venting the attic avoids this problem. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...