Energy Efficiency

The Green Police are back! This time, green building consultants Michael Anschel and Carl Seville show us batt insulation from Roxul that’s made from minerals and recycled materials.

Single-family and multifamily homes built in the previous ten years accounted for just 3.2 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S.

In this Vision2020 presentation, Steven Winter, president of Steven Winter Associates, defines building science and outlines the key solutions in reaching 2020 energy-efficiency goals.

Coastal Connection visited a job site in Maine ski country to follow along on the roof and wall framing for a super-insulated, high-performance addition designed using Passive House methods. 

David Weekley Homes, whose corporate offices are in Houston. The company joined the green building revolution by connecting with Environments for Living (EFL), which uses concepts of building science to build green homes. 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.

One example of a simple, low-cost shelter is constructed from cement-filled, foam-formed walls that have been reinforced with steel rebar. 

Michael Anschel, CEO of Verified Green, and Carl Seville, principal at SK Collaborative, are the Green Police. In this video they discuss the merits Owens Corning's collaborative wall system.

Paul Torcellini, principal engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses how we can achieve zero-energy buildings by integrating the cost of energy efficiency into design decisions. 

Building a super-energy-efficient home from scratch is one thing. Remodeling an older home to meet the same standards is quite another.