29 Dec '11, 3am

The first US #PassiveHouse shows that #energy efficiency can be affordable -uses 80%-90% less energy than normal homes

The posting, "The First U.S. Passive House Shows That Energy Efficiency Can Be Affordable", could not of come not have come to my attention at a better time. I spent last week at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show and the buzz created around this concept was remarkable. Matt Howard of M.C. Howard Builders www.mchowardbuilders.com displayed a energy wall system utilizing a sheeting/cooling vent, 2" foam board used as a thermo break, 2" of closed cell foam for a vapor barrier, 9.5" TJI's for studs which allows for easy install of mechanicals and room for additional blown in or open cell foam insulation. The wall system measures 14" in depth and provides an insulation value of R-48. LivGreen Magazine www.livgreenmag.com was next to our booth and handed out some 25000 free copies of their second issue of their "Green Living For The Real World" magazine. I was so impressed with...

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