Author Archives: Philip Proefrock

Earth Day: Elements of Building

April 22nd, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day, and we thought that a couple special posts would be appropriate on this date.  [&hellip


Elements of Building: Energy

April 22nd, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

Buildings, according to calculations done by Architecture 2030, are responsible for nearly half of the total energy consumption in the [&hellip


Aerogel Insulation Advances

April 11th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

[social_buttons] Aerogel is almost a product out of science fiction. Nicknamed “frozen smoke,” aerogel is extremely lightweight material, with a [&hellip


When to Turn Off Fluorescent Lights

April 7th, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

As more and more homes have compact fluorescent lights, questions are arising about when (or even whether) they should be [&hellip


New Levels of LEED

April 1st, 2008 | by Philip Proefrock

A new top-level LEED classification called Unobtanium is being proposed to replace the currently proposed Protactinium level, leading to a [&hellip



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