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Project Profile: Boyle Residence

April 02 2015
Published in Projects

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The Boyle Residence

Energy assessment identifies breaks in insulation and a substanial interior air leak

the problems

The 3,200 square foot brick Roanoke County home was generally in good condition and built with sustainability in mind. The builder installed abundant insulation in 1990 and oriented the home to receive passive solar radiation. The initial blower door test, however, measured three time higher than the reading indicating significant breaches in the building envelope.

Saving Energy at Home

June 12 2013
Published in News

 

Saving Energy at HomeDid you know that American homeowners spend more on energy than on real estate taxes? The SAVE Act (S. 1106) is a bipartisan bill that accounts for energy efficiency in Federally-backed mortgage underwriting. The proposed legislation is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and the Appraisal Institute, giving solid credence to the growing evidence of the value - and value-creation - of energy efficiency improvement.

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