Intelligent home devices allow you to control your home remotely, and send you notices of problems
Dense materials hold more heat than light fluffy stuff does. This can work for or against you.
When a substance melts or solidifies, it absorbs or releases energy. Materials that do that at room temperature can help regulate temperatures in homes.
Just as a regular battery stores electrical energy, a thermal battery stores heat. Solar heat can be collected, stored and distributed later as needed.
Homes are often over-insulated in some parts and relatively under-insulated others. Balanced insulation means applying your insulation dollars where they are...
Better houses can be cheaper to live in from day one. Why build a less comfortable, and less efficient home if it actually costs more?
Study shows there are more factors at play beyond simply the R value of materials in determining the thermal performance of buildings.
A case study by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute on Ecohome's Kenogami House in Northern Quebec
Thermal bridges in walls can reduce the overall performance of a home. Thermal breaks are the answer to this problem.
Ecohome's Demonstration House will be used as a vehicle to launch a free online building guide series detailing best practices for high performance, cold cli...
With a $77 annual heating bill, the Naugler House has earned its bragging rights