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Energy Efficient Design: A Golden Opportunity for Architects

As we approach Christmas, I am reminded of the days when my siblings and I would, one by one, make our way down to the Family Room on Chris…

Started by Chris Laumer-GiddensLatest Reply

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Affordable Energy Efficient Design

What concerns me is ways to build energy efficient homes with passive and active solar heating features, and do so affordably.  I always…

Started by Dannie Jackson

0 Nov 23, 2017

Whats the Consensus of this group Define "Energy Efficiency"

When it comes to trying to define "to be energy efficient" or "energy efficiency", there does not seem to be a single commonly-accepted def…

Started by Barry NewDelman

2 Nov 23, 2017
Reply by Dannie Jackson

Help your Clients save, THEN do what you do best

Make Money Recession proof Business   Energy deregulation brought more than just the ability to save on your gas and electric bills. You ca…

Started by Barry NewDelman

0 Jan 16, 2014

No More "Damn Architects!" - The Case for Integrated Design

In 1997, I helped my parents design and build their home. Early in the construction process, I had suggested that the house be built 25 fee…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

6 Jan 16, 2014
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Energy Efficient Design for the not so rich

Having worked for 30 plus years in the Weatherization program I was not rich.  When we had the opportunity 3 years ago to build a new home…

Started by James McGarvey

7 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Greg La Vardera

Contemporary "Proud Green Home" at Serenbe: Construction Update

WEEK 5: Jodi and I spent a day last week at Serenbe, which is not complete without a stop at the Blue Eyed Daisy for a grilled Pimento Che…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Dec 11, 2012

Improved Energy Codes, Diminishing Return, & a New Performance Baseline

It wasn't long ago that the EPA's ENERGY STAR New Homes Program created an uproar in the residential building community by releasing Versio…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Oct 2, 2012

Part II: Designing for High Performance, Controlling Heat Flow in Slab-On-Grade

In Part I of this series on designing for high performance, we discussed the control of moisture flow at foundations. We showed you this de…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Aug 15, 2012

Designing for High Performance: Slab-On-Grade, Part I – Controlling Moisture Flow

We’re just a few weeks away from a computer generated, self-guided interactive virtual tour of the Serenbe Residence. We’re using REVIT sof…

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens

0 Aug 13, 2012

Accountants Question: How to improve wall

I was visiting with an accountant today regarding the 45L Tax Credit.  I pointed out the differences between HERS 85 for Energy Star and th…

Started by John Nicholas

3 Mar 4, 2011
Reply by Ruen Beane

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Affordable Energy Efficient Design

Started by Dannie Jackson Nov 23, 2017. 0 Replies

Whats the Consensus of this group Define "Energy Efficiency"

Started by Barry NewDelman. Last reply by Dannie Jackson Nov 23, 2017. 2 Replies

No More "Damn Architects!" - The Case for Integrated Design

Started by Chris Laumer-Giddens. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 16, 2014. 6 Replies

Energy Efficient Design for the not so rich

Started by James McGarvey. Last reply by Greg La Vardera Apr 11, 2013. 7 Replies

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