Attics & Crawl Spaces
Attics and crawls are not appendages but integral organs of the system
In single-family homes, and many multifamily homes and condominiums, the existing, nonimpact- rated windows and/or glass doors generally cannot be retrofitted to meet current impact standards and building ... [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]
When the siding/cladding decisions emerge in a green residential building project, we are all reminded that green building is a work in progress, and that it has a ... [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]
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) ...