What's a thermal envelope? The thermal envelope is, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, everything about the house that serves to shield the living space from the outdoors. This white paper explores some of the building science behind creating an excellent thermal envelope for your home.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems have long been rooted in efficiency, relying on the constant temperature of the Earths soil. This white paper explores the benefits - including efficiency and comfort - of geothermal systems.
A family in southern Alabama was looking for an energy efficient home that could also stand up to the hurricanes that lash the Gulf Coast on a regular basis. After researching different construction techniques, they were most intrigued by insulated...
In most urban areas, developers, builders, architects, and investors are scrambling to keep up with the demand for multi-family dwellings. Energy-efficient multi-family buildings are growing in popularity as a way to boost comfort, reduce operating costs, and satisfy stringent building codes.