20 Feb '12, 2am

Have you considered a "deep energy retrofit" for your next remodeling project?

Have you considered a "deep energy retrofit" for your next remodeling project?

Super-insulating and air sealing throughout the home improve comfort and passive survivability, allowing the home to stay warm without heating for a few days in 0°F, cloudy weather. A project manager knowledgeable in building science best practice was always on site to ensure that proper detailing, critical to a successful energy retrofit, was accomplished. The increased square footage improves the daylighting Use of sunlight for daytime lighting needs. Daylighting strategies include solar orientation of windows as well as the use of skylights, clerestory windows, solar tubes, reflective surfaces, and interior glazing to allow light to move through a structure. as well as the livability of the space. An all-electric design allowed the homeowners to cap their natural gas line, which was of particular importance to them because of local environmental degradation caused by na...

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