Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Emphasis on Weatherization Represents Shift on Energy Costs

Did you know that spiderwebs around intrusions in your basement ceiling may indicate an energy leak? I didn't.

Read on in today's New York Times for more on the topic of the season: WEATHERIZATION.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Passive Houses

New York Times: No Furnaces but Heat Aplenty in 'Passive Houses'

Innovative homes pioneered in Germany are encased in such an airtight shell that barely any heat escapes.

For more information on passive houses in the U.S. Click on PHIUS.

Learn more about similar design principles in Alaska at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center