The Cottages at Cypress
Raised-Heel Trusses save energy
A simple way to boost HERS Ratings.
Despite the best efforts of governments, builders and developers are often left in the dark about changes to local building codes and initiatives. There are ways to turn the light on. [continue reading]
Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]
Project Home Again develops a replicable model for post-Katrina rebuilding. [continue reading]
Instead of offering merely supplies to the people of postearthquake Haiti, what if we could offer our ingenuity? [continue reading]
America is a thirsty nation. Between 1950 and 2005, the U.S. population doubled, while our demand on water supplies more than tripled. Although water is relatively inexpensive, the cost to repair our nation’s aging ... [continue reading]
California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]
The first thing to do is clarify some terms.
Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...