God Save the Queen!

God Save the Queen!

Just heard on NPR that with all this cold weather, Buckingham Palace is looking to energy efficiency to help reduce costs. At 77,000 square feet, an energy upgrade that saved just 20% of their energy, the Queen could save this much: $160,000 per year! This big number...
The Duct System Trifecta

The Duct System Trifecta

The average duct system is about 30% leaky. This is not just an energy efficiency problem (it can make energy bills in summer and winter nearly double). It is a three part air quality problem. High pressure inside leaky duct systems will do three things: Comfort: It...
Cold Snap Top Ten

Cold Snap Top Ten

1. Hats aren’t just for people. If your house has a good ‘hat’ (air and thermal barrier) on the top, it will be a LOT warmer. 2. Step away from the thermostat! Heat pumps go into emergency heat (or worse, freeze up) if you move the temperature more...
Victory: EPS Scorecard

Victory: EPS Scorecard

Are you a past Better Building Works client? Was an energy efficiency retrofit completed? Are you trying to sell your home? If you asked yes to these questions, listen up! Disclosure of Green Certifications is now a standard item on the Roanoke Valley Association of...