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Renewable & Efficiency Technology

Net Zero Home Living: 4 Benefits to Living in One

Once relegated to the domain of ‘tree-hugging’ environmentalists, net-zero homes are now gaining popularity with every passing year, with their financial, ecological, and health benefits finally getting the recognition they deserve. 

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Building Science & Home Performance

Which House Shape Is the Most Energy-Efficient?

Doors, windows, insulation. All these qualities can make a home more energy-efficient, but did you know that so too can the shape of your home? It’s true! So which house shape boasts the most energy efficiency?

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a man in a hardhat and yellow safety vest installing rigid foam board insulation in the wall.
Building Science & Home Performance

What Is the R-Value of Foam Board Insulation? (With Chart)

When considering your insulation options, foam board is bound to come up. Besides the price of insulation, you’re also choosing the best type of insulation for your home based on its R-value. What is the R-value of foam board insulation?

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Building Science & Home Performance

How Much Does Insulation Save in Money (and Energy)?

Discovering that your home is uninsulated or insufficiently insulated creates a conundrum. Do you continue living as you have or should you put forth the money needed to get your home properly insulated? How much does insulation even save you in both money and energy?

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A picture of a crawl space in the bottom of a house with the words Crawl Space Insulation Written? over it.
Building Science & Home Performance

For Comfort and Savings: Do You Insulate Your Crawl Space?

According to home-buying and selling resource HomeLight, approximately 27 million homes in the United States have crawl spaces. If your home is among them, then you might wonder whether it’s worth insulating the crawl space. Is this something you should do?

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Renewable & Efficiency Technology

Tried and True Ways To Achieve a Net Zero Energy Building

We know that urgent action needs to be taken if we are going to get anywhere near the net-zero goals set by the Paris Agreement in 2015. But, knowing that a net-zero energy building will produce the same amount of energy it consumes, what action can you and I take to achieve this?

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A picture of a brightly lit bare residential garage with the words Do You Insulate Your Garage? written on top of it.
Building Science & Home Performance

The Pros and Cons of Insulating Your Garage: Do You Do It?

To insulate your garage or not insulate your garage? That is the question- whether ‘tis nobler to suffer from chills and noise from an uninsulated garage. Or whether to take insulation to the nooks and crannies and, by insulating, end them?

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