Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
First there was the Passivhaus concept - a home so well designed it needs virtually no additional heating - now we have the world's first Aktivhaus – A triple zero home that generates 200% more energy than it uses.
After using a host of other insulations on the exterior of homes, Hammer & Hand discusses in this video what Roxul is and why they're using it in the wall system for their Madrona Passive House.
PIMA announced the receipt of third party-verified ISO-compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for polyisocyanurate (polyiso) roof and wall insulations as manufactured by PIMA members.
Fabral, the premier and leading supplier of metal for building envelope solutions, proudly announces the promotion of Scott Abraham to Territory Sales Manager for the regions of northwest Minnesota and North Dakota.
One of the reasons more homeowners and building managers don’t upgrade to “green” features like high-efficiency HVAC systems and solar-powered water heaters is that they don’t understand them.
Based on years of practice--and 10 years of consumer-data gathering--here’s what builders and manufacturers need to promise to move people to buy energy-efficient products and homes.
The Department of Energy's new Building Science Translator provides a glossary of "power words" that builders can use to reinforce the value of high-performance homes.
Energy-efficient construction requirements in affordable housing are paying off for Virginia renters, according to a first-of-its-kind study in the state.
The terminology for energy-efficient homes can be very technical and confusing to home owners. Here are some simple definitions to help you understand popular energy-saving options for your home.