Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls

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Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls

To help the industry address the energy and moisture performance of masonry walls, a DOE Building America team has done the research - here's a summary.

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Energy Efficiency and Solar Electricity Go Hand in Hand

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The Little House That Could

November 01, 2006

A new Habitat for Humanity-built home is a net producer of energy, having met and exceeded its zero-energy goal. [continue reading]


Midconstruction LaHouse Meets Katrina and Rita

June 08, 2006

LaHouse became an ironically timely and greatly needed exhibition of hazard-resistant, energy-efficient homebuilding systems. [continue reading]


The Challenges of Basement Insulation

January 01, 2006

A study explored how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry as well as warm. [continue reading]


Tankless Option Improving

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If cost and installation barriers can be overcome, tankless water heaters will likely replace the storage water heater that for over 50 years has been a part of American culture. [continue reading]


Some Research Begins at Home

November 01, 2003

        At Integrated Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS), our mission is to enable the industry to build high-quality homes.To further that mission, IBACOS is constantly looking for opportunities to ... [continue reading]


A New York Success Story

March 01, 2003

Value engineering allows a development of 30 affordable three-family homes to meet Energy Star standards. [continue reading]


Not Your Parents' Mobile Home

November 01, 2002

Some scientists and builders of manufactured homes figured out how to make them more energy efficient, using new materials but the same old factory. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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