Energy Efficiency

Along with Pardee, other builders have focused on more energy-efficient construction, and a greener marketing message, to entice consumers.

JW Architects was founded in a garage in 2009 and then moved into two offices in a historic building in Columbia City. In 2014, we had the opportunity to design their new high-performance-energy office space.

On March 28, 2018, at 9:30 AM, California Energy Commission staff will host a one-hour webinar to share information on projects focusing on innovative energy efficient walls.

In January of 2018, Johns Manville launched The Source; the innovative online resource designed to help professionals in the mechanical, HVAC, and industrial insulation industries stay up to speed on the latest information.

SilveRboard Graphite XS  is an expanded polystyrene (EPS) base material that is embedded with carbon ‘graphite’ particles that increase the insulation’s thermal performance. The Graphite EPS beads reflect radiant heat energy similar to the effect of a mirror that reduces thermal conductivity

Regardless of what materials and combined solutions are selected for a high-performance envelope, the trend will likely continue toward the specification of less products, especially if those selected can perform more of the key barrier functions: thermal, air, water and moisture.

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report of accomplishments spearheaded by Administrator Scott Pruitt during his first year in office. 

Below are updates provided by the American Chemistry Council and ASHRAE on recent state legislative action affecting energy efficiency and/or the building code.

Window City is gearing up to begin their first Passive Building project in Hoboken, NJ in spring of 2018. This will be the first completed Passive Building project developed in the United States.

The owners of the Nevada City home, parents of two young children, asked architect Mela Breen to focus on comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality, but they wanted more than that. They had specific design goals centered on rustic living spaces set off against contemporary lines and modern materials.