In our last post we looked at the newest insulation requirements found in the 2021 version of the IECC. Curious how that stacks up to say an ENERGY STAR, Zero Energy Ready Home, or maybe even Passive House (PHIUS)? Well lets do that, but first a quick recap with the full chart showing how the […]
In the news: RRP, RESNET, DOE, oh my…
Lately there has been a flurry of activity on items I normally cover. With so much coming out (and most not being really worth a full article, besides where would I find the time…) I thought I would do a quick recap in case you missed any of it. The RRP Lowes & the “big” settlement More […]
20 Great Resources you may not know about…
How many times have you been stuck wondering; does that really work, just what does that mean, how much load can that handle, I think that’s right, right? Fortunately for many of us we have a huge rolodex of people we can call or shoot an email to, but as we know they are generally […]
IBS 2012 – Day 2 and is it?
Today started off in the Outdoor Pavilion with the award breakfast for the Building America program hosted by BASF. Sam Rashkin was the keynote speaker & in typical Rashkin style, even though he had a script, he managed to go off on a few side tangents. I think the best on was the shot he […]
Are you up to the Challenge – the Building America Challenge?
Since 2008, hundreds of builders in cooperation with DOE, the NREL and numerous other parties have taken up the Building America Challenge to build thousands of high-performance homes. The end goal is to too help all builders reach the Net-Zero mark by 2030 as economically as possible. Since 2008 the target has been set at […]
Architects – Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR®
Recently we have been spending some time working on getting our Alabama Green Building Services & Solutions pages up on our main web site. While we normally don’t cross post, we thought some of the information on a few of our newer pages might be helpful. So with no further ado – our post for […]
Building Green Homes: Step 1 – Design & Modeling
In this series on Looking Back & Looking Forward, we are reviewing a green home we built over 2 years ago, the lessons learned and more importantly, how we can utilize those lessons on future builds. As everyone knows, you don’t start building without a plan (hopefully I can find that file soon). While this […]
Becoming a RESNET Certified Rater & the next steps
As we mentioned back in Energy Auditing Services Update – RESNET Certification article, we have completed all the steps required to become a Certified Energy Rater with RESNET. Unlike the BPI certification we received earlier in the same week, there is a lot more involved in this process than simply taking a written test & […]
What is Green Building?
It seems like everywhere you turn – people are talking about building or remodeling green. Well what is it exactly? […]