09 Aug '11, 3am

Green Building Q&A: Where to spend $$ - insulation/windows vs. geothermal

Building new home and are having debate with a couple builders....would love to hear others' opinions! Which would you recommend for spending $$ on first....better windows and insulation to reduce heating/cooling requirements or higher efficiency systems (including geothermal) to reduce costs for meeting the requirements? (Perfect world would obviously mean doing borh, but limited resources ($$) means we're probably going to have to make choice between options).

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/community/forum/gener...

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