The Search for Thermal Comfort
In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ...
Greening the exterior wall systems of residential structures is a complicated process, and it hasn’t been made any easier by the emergence of alternative wall systems. Of ... [continue reading]
Q. I have a question for Doug Garrett, the author of “Beware the Closed Bedroom Door,” which appears on the Home Energy Web site, in the Do It Yourself section. Could you please ... [continue reading]
Whether you are building homes using foundations made of concrete block, poured concrete, concrete poured into foam insulation forms, precast concrete walls, or some other system, greening these systems ... [continue reading]
Both of these pictures are from the same house. We ran into this and much more while weatherizing this home in a small town with no building codes. The lady who owns this home uses ... [continue reading]
Wrong question. The right question is what can we do to help builders design and construct more perfect walls without ...
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...