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.
Manufactured homes are affordable to many. A study points the way to making them healthy by dealing with moisture problems. [continue reading]
More builders are recognizing the benefits of building with structural insulated panels, yet unless the panels are properly installed, moisture buildup can create major problems. [continue reading]
Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]
Steel stud walls are notoriously inefficient due to thermal bridging, but new construction and insulating methods are solving that problem. [continue reading]
Steel Framing: How Green? Q: Is the use of steel framing for residential construction turning into a trend that we must now take seriously? Isn't energy efficiency very tricky when using steel? ... [continue reading]
If you could tackle a few easy tasks that would keep you warm and snug all winter – and save ...
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published ...