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For Designers, Builders and Code OfficialsKnow your climate zone: it's critical for effective, safe enerrgy efficiency measures.BuildingAmericaHotHumid

This is an excellent resource for anyone involved in building an energy efficient building. It correlates nicely with the requirements of the 2009 Energy Code. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:52

Wipe away that dust for good!

Wipe away that dust for good!Basic physics tells us that heat travels from hot to cold. So in the warm summer months when you are using the air conditioner to cool the air in your home or building, the stack effect reverses direction. This reversal pulls hot, dusty attic air into your home through unsealed penetrations.

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 09:50

2009 Energy Code: What you need to know

2009 Energy Code: What you need to knowSome Hidden CulpritsLast week we presented a 2.5 hour class about the 2009 Energy Code to 150 Virginia Building and Code Officials at their 2012 mid-year conference in Charlottesville. So why would a small company like our's be helping code officials, don't they already know everything there is to know about the building code?

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