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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?

Monday, 30 April 2012 17:12

Is adding insulation a good investment?

Is adding insulation a good investment?If you've airsealed your attic properly, the next step is to add insulation.Better Building Works is working with RCClear (Roanoke County Community Leaders Action Roundtable) to provide energy audits (energy checkups) for County businesses and homes. We make recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades in a checklist. We were recently challenged about one of our recommendations, to add additional insulation to an attic that already had R19 insulation.

Saturday, 03 December 2011 15:24

Brain Candy: Energy Efficiency and Job Creation

Brain Candy: Energy Efficiency and Job CreationEnergy efficiency means more than extra cash at the end of the month: it helps local economies create jobs. Yes it means more disposable income. But a recent article published by The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) puts that intuition into a surprising overall 'jobs per million per sector' perspective.

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