ScottG, contributing writer | November 29th, 20101 comment
Information on energy efficient homes and green design is readily available to anyone with an internet connection or library card. But wading through all of it is a massive undertaking. Is there a way of getting right to the point?
ScottG, contributing writer | November 18th, 20101 comment
Adding a layer of rigid-foam insulation to the outside of a poured concrete foundation saves energy, but it raises a key question: What's the best way of protecting and finishing the foam that remains above grade.
ScottG, contributing writer | October 20th, 20103 comments
Would a house be comfortable if you just heat the bottom floor?
With 6,000 heating degree days a year, Omaha, Nebraska, isn’t exactly balmy come mid-winter. If a ranch-style house has a radiant-floor heating...