Phase change materials / Guides

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...phase change absorbs energy from the surroundings, meaning, it makes the air cooler in the process. The principle behind phase change building materials is to t...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...phase change thermal batteries? Taking advantage of a 'phase change' raises the bar a bit - stick with me, it will be fun, I promise :) A significant input ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...materials in each of the following phases: Design Phase, including the consideration of appropriate durability in product specification Construction Phase...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...Phase change building materials A ‘phase change’ refers to the action of a material changing from liquid to solid to gas, or in the reverse order. Even greate...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...change and use of resources. Climate Change Action gains momentum in the U.S. In the U.S. by Dec 2019 four hundred and twenty-seven cities have signed the M...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...changes themselves. Using reclaimed and local materials: By re-using existing building materials and buying locally, you just became part of the green build...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...materials that allows architects and designers to calculate the embedded energy of a building design, which means materials can be swapped in the design phase t...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...phase at the beginning rather than waiting until it is done. Also, unlike a designer, a contractor mandated to ensure compliance with your budget bears a re...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...phase change as Aerobarrier goes from a liquid to being sprayed out as a fog within the home, then another as it solidifies. But that only happens when there is...