Aluminium extrusions have become popular throughout the world and are extensively used in construction and various manufacturing industries. The use of ferrous metals in a number of engineering and technology projects today has been replaced by aluminium and stainless steel. Being a strong yet lightweight metal has made the aluminium so popular in the manufacturing industry. Another reason is its ability to resist corrosion.
Listed below are a number of sectors where…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on February 27, 2018 at 3:04am — No Comments
Our company is looking for someone/group/company that would like to test our new Duct Sealants Kit ( www.DuctSealantsKit.com ) in order to receive some preliminary feedback before we launch in May. See video of our work on this idea back in 2014. https://vimeo.com/104866223
Added by William Collins on February 26, 2018 at 11:52am — No Comments
Chris Stratton and Wen Lee are a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are DIY converting their suburban house into an all-electric zero net energy home via superinsulation,…Continue
Along with nine other organizations, HPC submitted this letter - "Moving New York Forward on Energy Efficiency in 2018"
The Goals: Harness the market for energy efficiency to create jobs while implementing Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and his commitment to energy efficiency in the 2018 State of the State Address. Accelerate the achievement of the Mission Outcomes of NYSERDA’s Strategic Outlook (2018-2021): Toward a Clean Energy Future and…Continue
By now you have probably heard – as part of this year’s HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show in Philadelphia, we are hosting a federal lobby day in DC! We will leave the conference a day early, take a bus down to DC, and meet with key lawmakers to share your story and explain why sound energy efficiency policy matters.
We already have a few sessions on policy…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on February 21, 2018 at 8:21am — No Comments
You have a beautiful home in Florida and plan to add a little sparkle to your front garden, patio, driveway, or backyard. It is your peaceful haven, where you have been living for years and now want to add some subtle yet dramatic changes with outdoor solar lighting. It is nothing but adding a figment of your creativity and imagination to your lawn or balcony where you love to breathe the fresh air after a hard day at work. Fortunately, the local weather in the…Continue
Added by Sara Watson on February 20, 2018 at 5:58am — No Comments
Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed Framing
If you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a bit about building science. In fact, we wrote a primer on how builders can use building science to produce more durable, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes. We also share…Continue
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Ventilation is the EfW (Energy From Waste) sector is one of the biggest hurdles that planners and safety advisers have to face. In fact, ventilation is rarely as important as it is it this sector. Afterall, it produces a plethora of hazardous gasses, such as methane and carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
Any areas which contain these gases, special attention is required and the correct…Continue
Added by Bethany Pembrook on February 9, 2018 at 4:19am — No Comments
Thousands of energy models for newly constructed single family homes is a treasure trove of information if you’re like me and have a zealous obsession with cutting kilowatt-hours. As the utility company, we pay monetary incentives to builders that construct homes above an energy baseline, which in 2017 was a mixture of codes and measures from 2009 and 2015 IECC, with the overall goal of cutting peak demand and electricity consumption. The one overarching theme after reading through thousands…Continue
San Francisco Bay Area based Arkin Tilt Architects (ATA) has designed dozens of structures that utilize straw bales for insulation in their walls; the plans for two have been…Continue
Added by Leslie Jackson on January 31, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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The National Home Performance Conference is where home performance and weatherization professionals gather to hear what’s new in the industry, learning from a diverse group of presenters, discussing cutting edge content and advanced building science techniques for experienced attendees. But at the heart of the conference is providing education that lays a solid groundwork…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on January 31, 2018 at 9:35am — No Comments
Although old-fashioned smoke detectors have functioned as a wine warning system for decades, they can be somewhat annoying with the potential for false alarms and low-battery chirping. The addition of smart smoke alarms to your home can add to your safety and peace of mind (by sending you a remote notification if something goes wrong). It all comes gown, however, to choosing the right device for your home and your needs.
The similarities between…
Added by Shane S on January 30, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments
Having a good way to measure efficiency is valuable to the home performance industry for many reasons. Easy to obtain, low cost, accurate savings data can be used to better educate consumers, close sales and help crews use their time more effectively when installing upgrades. Accurate data enables rebate…Continue
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...for the Linda Wigington Leadership Award
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Last fall, a group of Maryland contractors hit the Hill to meet with legislators and their staff. Our goal was simple – to educate lawmakers on what we do and why it matters, and explain what types of policies can help our businesses grow. One meeting we had turned out to be particularly…Continue
Added by Home Performance Coalition on January 24, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Installing a proper fireplace insert is the most popular practice among people who generally have open fireplace and chimney. They are widely used to improve both fuel efficiency and heat providing striking central point to a room. The main reason for installing a fireplace insert is that it provides environment-friendly alternative heating option by increasing the heat production in a room and providing protection from harmful combustion. If you are currently in search of an environment-…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on January 24, 2018 at 7:44am — No Comments
When picking your best battery for a solar panel system, there are certain specs that you need to use when reviewing your options. Things like how long they last for and more important how much power they can provide. This article is here to help you assess your home energy options as well as the solar batteries on offer.
How to Compare Your Solar Options
Added by Veronica Pembleton on January 24, 2018 at 7:10am — No Comments
Undergoing a renovation in search of energy efficiency would chill some people to the bone. Not us, we were ready to plan and enact some changes on an outdated bathroom. Follow along and let us hear some of your tips and renovation stories in the comments.
Wether the implications are that of energy saving for the wealth of the planet, or like…Continue