Techniques & Technologies

Techniques & Technologies

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Polyiso Insulation

Polyiso Insulation is a fantastic energy-efficient wall insulation because it has outstanding thermal performance, is cost-effective, and readily available nationwide.

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Energy Efficient Windows What Do The Ratings Mean

Energy Efficient Windows

Windows typically account for 25–50% of a home's heating and cooling needs, depending on the climate. So it is critical to consider high-performance, energy-efficient windows when constructing a new home.

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Solar City

Solar Panel Energy

Solar panels are a highly efficient and economical source of energy. If a house has plenty of south-facing roof area or has an open area on the ground with southern exposure it will qualify for solar, and can even reach Net Zero status (zero monthly energy bills!). Zero money down options.

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Video – What is a Net Zero Energy Home?

This video describes the benefits of buying or building a Zero Net Energy Home, including interviews with homeowners enjoying zero energy bills!

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Advanced Stick Framing

Advanced framing, also known as Optimum Value Engineering (OVE) is a building technique that optimizes lumber use to improve material efficiency and the energy performance of the building.

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Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulated Concrete Forms – ICF Home Construction

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar and filled with concrete; resulting in superior R-values.

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Heat Recovery Ventilators

Buildings today are intentionally made increasingly airtight, which results in less ventilation. An ideal solution for tightly sealed homes, an HRV system exchanges stale air from inside with fresher outdoor air.

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Heat Pumps

High efficiency heat pumps are powered by electricity and move heat rather than converting it from fuel. Because there’s no combustion or air pollution produced at your home, heat pumps save energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution.

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Spf Application

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an alternative to the commonly used fiberglass insulation that has been an industry standard for many years. Spray-applied foam plastic is installed as a liquid and then expands many times its original size.

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Solatube Daylighting

Solatube daylighting systems bring natural light indoors by capturing light through a dome on the roof and channeling it to interior rooms by refracting, reflecting and concentrating solar light into a small tube using mirrors and lenses.

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Radiant Floor Heating

Electric radiant floors typically consist of electric cables built into the floor and are generally more efficient than baseboard heating or forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts. The lack of moving air can also be advantageous to people with severe allergies.

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HardiePlank lap siding

HardiePlank® Siding

HardiePlank® siding is fiber cement board siding recognized for its durability and reputation. Produced by the James Hardie company, HardiePlank® lap siding is considered a lifetime product and comes with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty.

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