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Green Building with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) Part Two

April 13th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

This is the conclusion of Building with SIP series. Builders and potential home owners have the initial perception that SIP buildings are “kits” that you buy out of a catalog of predetermined designs and plans. This is not always the case. The home shown here are from a home built by DS Construction, a general contractor in Lake Tahoe, CA. We built a home using SIPs which were designed for conventional construction practices


The Importance of Attic Insulation for Energy-Efficiency

March 18th, 2011 | by Summer Minor

Attic insulation is one important way you can lower you energy bills and make your home more green. The attic is often one of the easiest places to add insulation to your home, making it a great place to start when making weatherizing changes for any season. Insulating your attic can help prevent air from escaping the house and stop outside air from coming in


An Infographic Shows How to Properly Insulate a Home to Save Energy and Money

January 3rd, 2011 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

Proper insulation can off set the high energy costs due to heating requirements for the home. A detailed infographic by WellHome illustrates ways a home owner can reduce high energy bills and make their home a more energy-efficient dwelling. "Insulation is an essential part of reducing energy loss and creating a comfortable environment inside the home, but many people are confused about how it works, why they need it, and how to choose the right type," said Beth Buczynski, an Enviromental blogger, "That's why WellHome created this cool infographic to help explain the ins and outs of staying warm!"



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