September 7, 2017
Because the ProHOME is a spec house, the builder is especially concerned about homeowner comfort.
Although keeping costs low informs decisions about the envelope and mechanical systems, homeowner comfort gets the final say.
August 23, 2017
Oriented for solar and packed with 20 inches of insulation, the ProHOME roof is the topper on this high-performance production home.
August 11, 2017
Summer upstairs ventilation, OSB vs plywood, and insulating rim joists.
August 2, 2017
The double-sided assembly gives the project its 12-in.-thick walls.
Dense-packed rafter bays need rigid vents.
July 11, 2017
Can you measure cooling energy savings that might be attributed to the existence of a ventilation channel? Nope.
July 10, 2017
Energy Nerd: What really matters is the R-value of the whole wall, not just that of the insulation.
June 27, 2017
Our system has evolved as we've driven down costs while maintaining performance.
June 26, 2017
The smaller heating and cooling system has lower purchase and operating costs and requires fewer solar panels.
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