What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home?
What is the Perfect Wall? And, why does it give me the building science blues? This article answers both of those questions, and it tells how some of the best building scientists on the continent, ... [continue reading]
What do you get when you cross a deep energy retrofit with an 1880s Victorian-style home? [continue reading]
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is already the top-selling exterior cladding in the United States. The vinyl siding industry, however, would like more people to think of it as a cladding ... [continue reading]
Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]
Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [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]
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]
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 ...