Don’t despair: you can stay warm this winter even while you save energy. Here’s the secret formula!
Improve energy efficiency and avoid the nightmare of frozen pipes; a winter cold snap like today’s is a great time to check the insulation of your water pipes.
What can we learn from other cultures? Here’s how the Japanese use space heating Kotatsu to stay warm themselves without heating the whole house.
Here’s one way to make warm shelter without electricity or any conventional materials. Today let’s admire the clever engineering of the traditional igloo.
Cold winter days are an excellent see just how much because you have maximum contrast between indoor and outdoor temperatures.
Keep your eyes open for useful data now and start making plans for improving the your roof insulation come spring in order to nail down some major savings in energy costs to you and to the planet.
Everyone in Chicago is grumbling that we already earned our extreme cold badge for the winter but that won’t make today’s temperature drop any easier to weather. As an architecture firm, we feel obligated to remind you that good insulation, up-to-date windows, passive solar orientation and design for climate are all important factors in keeping…
The original, existing roof rafters are rather shallow, so to save material and ensure we have the maximum insulation value in the roof, we are using a soy based, open-cell, spray-foam insulation. Typical pink, batt insulation has trouble filling all framing cavities in a roof or wall which leads to air leaks and a sub-par…