30 Dec '11, 9pm

History of Super Insulated Homes. Information from 1985 that is sadly, not being used today.

This illustration appeared in The Superinsulated Retrofit Book by Brian Marshall and Robert Argue, published in 1981. It was the first published mention of the “chainsaw retrofit” method. Several GBA readers have requested a copy of a presentation I gave at the recent annual meeting of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council in Vancouver. The presentation, “The History of Superinsulated Houses in North America,” focuses on the years 1973 to 1985. Here it is: Click here to view the presentation For more on the topic, check out two blogs with overlapping content: “Forgotten Pioneers of Energy Efficiency,” and “Solar Versus Superinsulation: A 30-Year-Old Debate.”

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/hi...

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