Spreading the Green-Building Gospel
When you’re a green-building consultant, most people assume that your house is as green as possible. While I’ve always wanted to be able to brag about my superefficient home, until recently ...
The whole-house concept represents a shift from an exclusive focus on efficiency to a broader focus on a home's health and safety, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency. [continue reading]
Many contractors have heard of the energy-efficient mortgage (EEM)--a government-sponsored financing tool that allows home buyers to roll the cost of retrofitting their homes with cost-effective, energy-efficient features into a mortgage. [continue reading]
How many historic preservationists does it take to change a light bulb? Well, a few might consider it, but most won't change a thing. Preservation is the key word here. [continue reading]
For the last 16 years, I have run a company called Lake Construction in Vermont. We use cellulose insulation to improve health, safety, durability, comfort, and energy efficiency in many styles of buildings. [continue reading]
In new homes and older homes, significant amounts of energy can be saved simply by paying close attention to how a duct system is installed and what materials are used in the installation. [continue reading]
The presence of lead-based paint in older multifamily housing is a major public health concern. Dealing with these lead hazards offers opportunities for improving not only the health of the occupants but also the energy performance of the units. [continue reading]
I am always impressed with the work of Susan Shelton and the Shelton Group. So an email message with the ...
This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to Bloomberg. These ...