Deep Energy Retrofit Interview Video

What is it like to live in your home (and with us, no less!) while undergoing a deep energy retrofit? Eamon Wick, the son of our client Missy Wick, just finished editing[...]

Progress Shots – the Sunburst in the West Gable

I just went in on Monday and Tuesday, and it’s more stunning then I had imagined it might be! The sunburst was conceived and carved by the homeowner, an artist, and furniture[...]

The SAVE Act, Making Energy Efficiency More Affordable

Summary of the SAVE Act Of 2013 Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act, S. 1106, was introduced by Senators Bennet (D-Colo.) and Isakson (R-Ga.) on June 6, 2013. This legislation would[...]

Country Passivhaus Has a -18 HERS Score

Our Residential Energy Analysis is minus 18 HERS index. A typical conventional house has a HERS rating of over 85.  A well insulated home is usually has a 40 to 60 HERS[...]

February 2014 Preview Magazine “Efficiently Green” by Sarah Buttenwieser, Photos by Paul Shoul

This is the recent article published on Passive House “Efficiently Green” home building. It is a pdf link that you can open by clicking on the word preview below. preview

Solar Shingles Made From Common Metals Offer Cheaper Energy Option

U.S. scientists say that emerging photo voltaic technologies will enable the production of solar shingles made from abundantly available elements rather than rare-earth metals, an innovation that would make solar energy cheaper and more sustainable.[...]

Demo of Old Walls

Demo existing plaster walls and remove old thin fiberglass original insulation. Time and busy animals have taken their toll on this insulation.

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Green Mechanical Contractor Magazine – Winter 2012 issue

Our Wick Deep Energy Retrofit is featured on the cover of the Winter 2012 issue of this magazine. Green Mechanical Contractor magazine highlights the excellent work done by Jim Patterson at[...]

Building Science Corporation Case Study Wick DER

This November 2011 article details the National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit project we did. There are extensive photographs as well as descriptions of this project.