Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes
Passive Houses with different wall systems are studied to see what their life cycle energy and carbon savings are compared to conventionally built homes.
A green building program manager has found that combining prescriptive and performance standards yields better air sealing practices. [continue reading]
Avoid dread customer callbacks - due to drafty new houses, moisture problems, and high energy bills - by air sealing properly. [continue reading]
LEED for Homes is just around the corner. Will it fulfill its mission to integrate with existing green building programs while helping out in locations where no such program exists? [continue reading]
From Seattle,Washington, to Westchester,New York, lowincome housing is turning a shade greener. Since 1992, the program known for building homes for lowincome families, Habitat for Humanity, has started ... [continue reading]
Water is an increasingly precious resource that needs to be used more wisely, and there are energy penalties associated with heating and distributing water inefficiently (see “Are You ... [continue reading]
Reality-LLC is my consulting firm based in southern Arizona. Water is a precious resource here—as it is ...
One challenge seems to be at the forefront of a lot of the discussions I'm having with colleagues and ...