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.
It's the roof darn it! What you'll find under a lot of ice dams are overly complicated rooflines. [continue reading]
Phase 1 was an R-35 face-lift of the west faÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â§ade. Phase 2 looks to the north and east. [continue reading]
Something old and a few things new in the choices of insulation material and installation. [continue reading]
In research spanning two decades, the record shows that reflective roofs on houses reduce cooling loads. Generally, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), where I do research, we have found cooling energy savings from ... [continue reading]
My wife and I moved into our 1917 American Foursquare house 21 years ago. Before the first winter, we had a contractor blow the sidewalls full of insulation. While he was doing the job, he remarked that ... [continue reading]
Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready ...
When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients ...