tag: energy efficiency


showing 21 - 40 of 320 posts
 < Previous 1 2 3 4 Next >  Last
Sort By:



Subscribe to RSS feed
BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston This Week

BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston This Week

The annual conference sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association is the largest building efficiency program in the region.

view details view details
Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

1 comment

Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.

view details view details
Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

Sticky House Wrap? - Delta Vent SA Review

2 comments

Sticky House Wrap? Yes, that makes perfect sense. I just completed my first job with Delta Vent SA a house wrap from German company Cosella-Dorken. Here's my impressions.

view details view details
Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup

Contemporary NW Project by artisansgroup

Essential, contemporary, and inviting defines this extremely energy efficient, Energy Star certified, Passive House design-inspired home in the Pacific Northwest. Designed for an active family of...

view details view details
Habitats High-Performance Experiment

Habitat's High-Performance Experiment

1 comment

Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the U.S. are beginning to build Passive House and net-zero-energy projects, but only a small fraction of the nonprofit's local chapters are making the leap.

view details view details
Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

Siga Wigluv - Air Sealing Tape Review

11 comments

There are 4 things every house must control (in order of importance). 1. Water 2. Air 3. Vapor 4. Thermal Codes have only started to address air control and I think many builders in the US are behind in this area.

view details view details
no image available

Cheap Trick - Recessed Dryer Box Model 425 Review

14 comments

If you've ever installed a clothes dryer you know the vent at the back is in danger of being choked & pinched the moment you push the unit into place. This little $30 part is worth it's weight in gold!

view details view details
CREEs New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40

CREE's New Linear LED Fixture Review SL24 & SL40

9 comments

I think this new CREE fixture might finally signal the end of the T-5 Fluorescent Fixtures.

view details view details
Learn More About Advanced Framing

Learn More About Advanced Framing

5 comments

APA--The Engineered Wood Association offers a primer on framing techniques that reduce waste and increase energy efficiency by allowing more room for insulation.

view details view details
How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates

How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates

As a builder in the hot and humid South, I regularly use spray foam in my houses. Spray foam makes it much easier to encapsulate my attic (where most HVAC systems in Texas live) so that my ducts are inside the thermal envelope.

view details view details
Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

2 comments

This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

view details view details
Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

A writer wonders whether off-the-grid systems might rightfully find a place in the debate over renewable energy.

view details view details
Recycling Shower Promises Energy and Water Savings

Recycling Shower Promises Energy and Water Savings

The OrbSys Shower filters shower water as it's used to reduce water consumption by 90%.

view details view details
Blower-Door Testing

Blower-Door Testing

Learn how to set up a blower door and run an airtightness test.

view details view details
Team Austria Wins 2013 Solar Decathlon

Team Austria Wins 2013 Solar Decathlon

Student teams representing 19 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Europe designed solar demonstration houses that went on display in Irvine, California, for this biennial event.

view details view details
ICC Approves Changes to Energy Code

ICC Approves Changes to Energy Code

3 comments

Requirements will be a little tougher, and for the first time a "performance path" to compliance will reference a HERS rating.

view details view details
Passive House Town-House Project Underway in Philadelphia

Passive House Town-House Project Underway in Philadelphia

Developers plan 27 units that will meet the stringent Passive House requirement for airtightness and energy consumption.

view details view details
Maintain your Tankless, or else!

Maintain your Tankless, or else!

Your fancy Tankless Water Heater needs maintenance, and if you neglect this annual flush you may be destained for trouble. See this 5 minute video on how to do a vinegar flush to remove calcium deposits from your tankless unit's boiler.

view details view details
Retired Educator Turns His New House Into a Living Lab

Retired Educator Turns His New House Into a Living Lab

2 comments

Half the house is built for an Energy Star rating, the other half to the very stringent Passivhaus standard.

view details view details
OSB vs Plywood Sheathing - or Both?

OSB vs Plywood Sheathing - or Both?

OSB vs Plywood Sheathing is a question that comes up often in my Custom Builders Group. In this video I'll explain why I use both, and share some secret methods to building a house that will last for generations.

view details view details

showing 21 - 40 of 320 posts
 < Previous 1 2 3 4 Next >  Last