Air-Sealing Tips for Efficiency That Lasts // Part 4: Protect Your Air Barrier
This is part 4 of a series that describes how to air seal the most difficult parts of buildings. A service cavity and vented rainscreen promote durable airtightness.
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]
A study explored how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry as well as warm. [continue reading]
Greening the exterior wall systems of residential structures is a complicated process, and it hasn’t been made any easier by the emergence of alternative wall systems. Of ... [continue reading]
Whether you are building homes using foundations made of concrete block, poured concrete, concrete poured into foam insulation forms, precast concrete walls, or some other system, greening these systems ... [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...