Microhousing: A Lived and Learned Experience
Living within your means has always been prudent—but what happens when you take this to an extreme? Microhousing has become more and more popular over the last few years, receiving more time in ...
An important factor in the airtightness of a building, and its energy efficiency, is the amount of infiltration allowed through closed windows and doors. Typical old double-hung windows are especially prone to infiltration. [continue reading]
A reflective-insulation system consists of a low-e surface, like aluminum, which is installed facing an enclosed air space. Enclosed air typically has an R-value of about R-1 per inch, but by reducing the radiant-heat transfer ... [continue reading]
The idea behind venting to remove moisture is to allow it to escape out. Unfortunately in humid climates, it's much more complicated. [continue reading]
It is virtually impossible to achieve the standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by accident, let alone those of the 2012 IECC, which is even more stringent. The 2012 IECC reaches into almost every part ... [continue reading]
Interior and exterior window attachments are compared in-depth through research and field evaluation. [continue reading]
To save money on a building’s energy costs, window replacement may not be a smart move, according to ...
DOE’s Home Energy Score™ is a tool for homeowners, homebuyers, and renters that estimates home energy use, ...