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.
There might have been some bumps along the way, but a collaboration between a nonprofit, a builders association, and a major building supply company yielded some efficient, comfortable, and affordable results. [continue reading]
Architectural design has a new attitude toward the environment and follows the principles of ecology, energy efficiency, and sustainability. [continue reading]
Carpets play a critical role in making homes more comfortable by warming up cold floors and reducing sound transfer between floors. Without carpets, unheated concrete slabs and strutting around ... [continue reading]
Students in Arizona get credit, and valuable experience, designing and building a house. [continue reading]
Value engineering allows a development of 30 affordable three-family homes to meet Energy Star standards. [continue reading]
It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...
Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...