Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/energy-efficiency Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:12:38 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Energy-efficiency" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/energy-efficiency <![CDATA[Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:30:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38562/anatomy-of-a-net-zero-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38562/anatomy-of-a-net-zero-home Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home Posted by boycethompson
Here are the construction details that New Town Builders uses to build net-zero-ready homes ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38562/anatomy-of-a-net-zero-home
<![CDATA[CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:55:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38037/ceo-charts-his-companys-path-to-net-zero-homes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38037/ceo-charts-his-companys-path-to-net-zero-homes CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes Posted by boycethompson
Two years running Gene Myers has guided his Denver-based home building company to DOE's grand award for housing innovation. What's his secret? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38037/ceo-charts-his-companys-path-to-net-zero-homes
<![CDATA[Modern With a View]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:52:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38254/modern-with-a-view http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38254/modern-with-a-view Modern With a View Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Stunning private residence with a view of the Columbia Gorge ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/38254/modern-with-a-view
<![CDATA[Harpoon House]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:13:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37409/harpoon-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37409/harpoon-house Harpoon House Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
A small house with just enough space ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37409/harpoon-house
<![CDATA[Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36117/historic-factory-converted-into-live-work-lofts-in-oakland-ca http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36117/historic-factory-converted-into-live-work-lofts-in-oakland-ca Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca. Posted by KenGutmaker
Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36117/historic-factory-converted-into-live-work-lofts-in-oakland-ca
<![CDATA[Just Big Enough]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:48:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36237/just-big-enough http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36237/just-big-enough Just Big Enough Posted by Susan_Teare
Surrounded by towering Red and Scots pine trees, this couple finds refuge and renewal in a rebuilt house that is just the right size. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36237/just-big-enough
<![CDATA[Solar In the City]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:24:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35351/solar-in-the-city http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35351/solar-in-the-city Solar In the City Posted by KenGutmaker
A renovated Victorian becomes a self sustaining Zero energy home. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35351/solar-in-the-city
<![CDATA[Bragg Hill Residence]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:19:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35317/bragg-hill-residence http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35317/bragg-hill-residence Bragg Hill Residence Posted by IntegrityRemodel
Beginning with a goal of creating direct connection to the site, Bragg Hill was designed to celebrate the landscape, while seamlessly incorporating sustainability. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35317/bragg-hill-residence
<![CDATA[How Quiet is a Mitsubishi VRF AC Compressor? ]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:59:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35268/how-quiet-is-a-mitsubishi-vrf-ac-compressor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35268/how-quiet-is-a-mitsubishi-vrf-ac-compressor How Quiet is a Mitsubishi VRF AC Compressor?  Posted by Matt Risinger
Has a noisy AC Compressor outside a bedroom window ever bothered you? Mitsubishi claims to make the quietest AC Compressor on the market. Let's test and see if their claim is true! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35268/how-quiet-is-a-mitsubishi-vrf-ac-compressor
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:45:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35232/self-taught-mba-an-app-to-eliminate-callbacks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35232/self-taught-mba-an-app-to-eliminate-callbacks Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks Posted by FPR
By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35232/self-taught-mba-an-app-to-eliminate-callbacks
<![CDATA[Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:34:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34719/joe-lstibureks-perfect-wall-explained-the-500-year-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34719/joe-lstibureks-perfect-wall-explained-the-500-year-house Joe Lstiburek's Posted by Matt Risinger
I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin). ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34719/joe-lstibureks-perfect-wall-explained-the-500-year-house
<![CDATA[Ten Great Home Improvement Resources]]> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:38:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34411/ten-great-home-improvement-resources http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34411/ten-great-home-improvement-resources Ten Great Home Improvement Resources Posted by ChuckB
Sources for home improvement materials and information ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34411/ten-great-home-improvement-resources
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: An Inexpensive, Resource-Efficient Building]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:22:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34202/patricks-barn-an-inexpensive-resource-efficient-building http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34202/patricks-barn-an-inexpensive-resource-efficient-building Patrick's Barn: An Inexpensive, Resource-Efficient Building Posted by FHBdotcom
Fine Homebuilding associate editor Patrick McCombe describes the construction of an energy-efficient outbuilding he built for about $32,000. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34202/patricks-barn-an-inexpensive-resource-efficient-building
<![CDATA[Ductless Minisplits for DIYers]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:25:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34176/ductless-minisplits-for-diyers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34176/ductless-minisplits-for-diyers Ductless Minisplits for DIYers Posted by ScottG
An air-source heat pump powers this air-conditioning and heating unit designed for installation by homeowners. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34176/ductless-minisplits-for-diyers
<![CDATA[Why You Should Heat Your Home with an Air-Source Heat Pump]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:55:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34206/why-you-should-heat-your-home-with-an-air-source-heat-pump http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34206/why-you-should-heat-your-home-with-an-air-source-heat-pump Why You Should Heat Your Home with an  Air-Source Heat Pump Posted by FHBdotcom
In a presentation at NESEA's 2014 BuildingEnergy conference, Rick Nortz from Mitsubishi Electric explains why modern air-source heat pumps are poised to become the fastest growing segment of the US HVAC industry ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34206/why-you-should-heat-your-home-with-an-air-source-heat-pump
<![CDATA[How to Install a Liquid-Applied Weather-Resistant Barrier]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:26:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34192/how-to-install-a-liquid-applied-weather-resistant-barrier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34192/how-to-install-a-liquid-applied-weather-resistant-barrier How to Install a Liquid-Applied Weather-Resistant Barrier Posted by FHBdotcom
Ken Lynch & Joe Studer from Tremco Barrier Solutions demonstrate how to apply roll-on and brush-on alternatives to housewrap and flashing tape at NESEA's 2014 conference ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34192/how-to-install-a-liquid-applied-weather-resistant-barrier
<![CDATA[BuildingEnergy 2014: Stump the Energy Nerd]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:12:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34183/buildingenergy-2014-stump-the-energy-nerd http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34183/buildingenergy-2014-stump-the-energy-nerd BuildingEnergy 2014: Stump the Energy Nerd Posted by FHBdotcom
GreenBuildingAdvisor.com editor Martin Holladay takes questions from the audience at NESEA's annual energy-efficiency and solar-power conference ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34183/buildingenergy-2014-stump-the-energy-nerd
<![CDATA[The Risks of Building Green]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:47:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34059/the-risks-of-building-green http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34059/the-risks-of-building-green The Risks of Building Green Posted by ScottG
Contractors who make sustainable building their focus face a variety of business risks that mainstream builders don't have. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34059/the-risks-of-building-green
<![CDATA[The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:13:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34053/the-4-major-window-frame-types-southern-us-recommendations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34053/the-4-major-window-frame-types-southern-us-recommendations The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations Posted by Matt Risinger
The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34053/the-4-major-window-frame-types-southern-us-recommendations
<![CDATA[IBS 2014: Zip System's New Radiant-Barrier Option]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:47:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33981/ibs-2014-zip-systems-new-radiant-barrier-option http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33981/ibs-2014-zip-systems-new-radiant-barrier-option IBS 2014: Zip System's New Radiant-Barrier Option Posted by JFink
Radiant barriers are not new, but Huber has added this feature to their already well-performing sheathing system ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33981/ibs-2014-zip-systems-new-radiant-barrier-option