Energy Efficiency & Building Science News
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.
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.
Cold weather is creeping in, so we rounded up some of our favorite stories on how to build better homes for sub-freezing temperatures.