What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?
What is the Perfect Wall? And, why does it give me the building science blues? This article answers both of those questions, and it tells how some of the best building scientists on the continent, ... [continue reading]
What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]
Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]
Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [continue reading]
Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west faÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â§ade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]
In research spanning two decades, the record shows that reflective roofs on houses reduce cooling loads. Generally, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), where I do research, we have found cooling energy savings from ... [continue reading]
Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...
Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...