June 13, 2024

Finding the Best SIP Manufacturers

Focus on the quality, reputation, and reliability of a SIPs manufacturer rather than just their location. A manufacturer far away may still provide better products, service, and value compared to local options.

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April 26, 2024

Enercept Customized SIPs: The Easiest Way to Build Green

Enercept has been building homes with customizable SIP construction longer than almost anyone else. They embrace creative, sustainable design.

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April 9, 2024

Pearl Home Certification: Leading the Way to High Performance

Pearl Home Certification uses an app to carry contractors through certification, renovations, and then recertification—prioritizing efficiency features along the way.

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April 9, 2024

Decarbonize Your Hearth with an Electric Fireplace

Advances in technology mean that our homes can use less energy without anyone noticing, and without sacrificing our quality of life.

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March 14, 2024

Kit Switch Accelerates Interior Rehabs

Partnering with affordable housing developers and property managers, Kit Switch offers a simple, kit-of-parts approach to designing and constructing apartment interiors.

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January 30, 2024

We Are the Rare, Repeat Heat Pump Water Heater Customers

We’ve embraced heat pump water heaters on our journey to electrify completely. And we were among the first in the US to buy and install a plug-in, 120V heat pump water heater

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January 25, 2024

Heat Pump Clothes Dryers: Low-Impact Laundry

Heat pump clothes dryers are an exciting, relatively new electrification technology. One can cut perhaps 10% of your household energy use.

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January 8, 2024

ePAVE Joins the Battle Against Urban Heat Islands

During a day with a comfortable temperature of 75°F, asphalt surface temperatures in full sun can rise to 125° F or more. “Cool pavement” coatings from ePAVE can decrease those surface temperatures by 5–20°F.

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December 21, 2023

SIPs for High-Performance Enclosures: Faster, Better, and Greater Value

The construction industry is long overdue for some disruptive change. For Sam Rashkin, it’s not a matter of if SIPs will become the industry standard, it’s when.

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November 15, 2023

We Are the Rare, Repeat Solar Customers

Our most recent installers joked that they don’t usually have repeat customers. We installed solar in 2010, 2012, and 2016.

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October 9, 2023

Occupancy Intelligence for Energy Savings

Data from Feedback Solutions helps optimize HVAC in commercial buildings, while ensuring healthy air exchange and revealing value-added inights.

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September 11, 2023

Selecting Sustainable Materials: An #EcoRenovate Guide

Selecting sustainable finishes and furnishings is as important as green construction. So look at the lifecycle of products, and decide what's most important.

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