How To Build a House With the Performance Path vs. Prescriptive Path

When building a new residence, choosing an energy-efficient home design is important. Ensuring compliance with the International Energy Conservation Codes is mandatory. However, it can be a challenging

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Air Sealing for Energy Efficiency

Air sealing is a great way to improve your home's value, increase energy efficiency, and create a greener living space. Properly sealing leaks in your attic, basement, and living areas will help you keep

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Green Building

Commercial and residential construction affects the environment during the entire life cycle from construction through the use of the building and eventual renovation or demolition. Monitoring how the

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HERS Ratings

The HERS index, or Home Energy Rating System, is a national system for determining and verifying a home's energy performance. It was developed by the Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET. RESNET

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How Can You Tell if Insulation Is Bad?

Like everything else in your house, your insulation will eventually wear down and become less effective. When this happens, many people say the insulation has gone “bad.” In this helpful guide,

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How Do You Know If You Have Bad Insulation?

Most of the energy used in your home goes toward heating and cooling. Maintaining a well-insulated home enables you to keep temperatures throughout your house comfortable and control your energy bills.

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How does the 45L tax credit work?

Building energy-efficient homes may cost more upfront, but it provides environmentally friendly and energy-efficient housing to pay future dividends. There’s also a tax credit for contractors that

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What Is an HVAC System and How Does It Work?

The invention of central heat and air conditioning has made our lives more comfortable. A reliable flow of heat or air conditioning isn’t something to take for granted. Understanding how your HVAC

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5 Tips for Building Your First Home in Indiana

Building your first home in Indiana is a long, complex process. You’ll need to buy a lot, get the permit you need, comply with local regulations, and choose a home design you love. Then, building

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What Are Energy Rebate Programs?

As energy costs continue to rise, you may want to keep your utility bills low by making your home more energy-efficient. There are a number of things you can do to lower your energy consumption on a long-term

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