Heating & Cooling

Wool Insulation: Healthy and Safe Spaces

Ahead-of-the-trend green builders, architects, and homeowners are excited about using healthy, sustainable sheep’s wool insulation for new construction, and retrofitting existing homes and…

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Your Air-Conditioner is bad for the planet

We may be in the clear when it comes to heat domes, but it’s still really hot. More than half of the country has had temperatures in the 90s in the last week, prompting many people to find relief in…

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Adopting Passivhaus building standards

Adopting Passivhaus building standards could allow people to heat their homes using power emitted by their televisions Feeling guilty about watching Made in Chelsea? Perhaps you’d feel better if you…

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Industrial hemp poised to become NC’s newest legal crop

Farmers in North Carolina are likely to wake up Saturday morning with a new option for growing crops: Industrial hemp production is expected to become legal at the stroke of midnight. Lawmakers…

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Thermal Mass Walls

These walls systems are all solid walls made out of dense materials, of which the modern Brick, Block and poured concrete walls are the most common variety. Since these common variants are all have…

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White Roofs are Three Times More Effective than Green Roofs

New Study Shows White Roofs are Three Times More Effective than Green Roofs at Fighting Climate Change Green roofs offer a lot of environmental benefits they provide additional insulation, reduce…

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Types of Insulation

Insulation materials run the gamut from bulky fiber materials such as fiberglass, rock and slag wool, cellulose, and natural fibers to rigid foam boards to sleek foils. Bulky materials resist…

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Vapor Barriers

In most climates, vapor barriers, or, more accurately, vapor diffusion retarders, should be part of a moisture control strategy for a home. A vapor barrier or vapor diffusion retarder is a material…

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Does insulation affect cell phone signals?

A few years ago we had cavity wall insulation put into the walls. It makes sense really – keeping the heat in during the winter and ensuring that your home is nice and cool during the summer months….

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Surface Color & Solar Gain: White is the Greenest Color

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that for low-rise commercial buildings, the heat gain through the roof is about 50 percent of the heat gain for the entire building. This heat gain…

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