I am curious about the measurable advantages and disadvantages of geodesic dome construction for energy efficiency in a zone 3 climate. Would the advantages of a geodesic shape such as the fewer materials needed per square foot and even distribution of heating/cooling outweigh the complicated shape and difficult insulation? Thanks, Tyler C.
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Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?
Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?
Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?
Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses
What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?
Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses
How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?
Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?
Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses
What is the right amount of insulation for a house?
Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses
Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?
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Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses
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Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses
What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?
Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?
Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses
What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?
Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses
What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?
Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses
How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?
Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses
How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?
Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses