Things I wish I knew

Building Insulation

Aug 17th, 2009 | By

Much like the building envelope, insulation is something that we all take for granted. It is not sexy, but it is something that is needed if you want your house to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So we can put R-20 in the walls and R-40 in the attic and
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Building Envelope

Jul 2nd, 2009 | By

One thing I never realized when I started my building our home was how important the building envelop is to the whole process of being energy efficient. It is one of the most over looked areas in home construction. The only houses that seem to focus on the building envelop are the net zero homes
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