Deep Energy Retrofit 2014

Our clients wanted a larger kitchen and a master bath with a walk in shower upstairs. So a modest addition in the front and the back of the house, all new “Accurate Dorwin”[...]

The Finished House

We are happy that these wonderful clients were able to move in to their new home before the holidays in December 2013. This efficient house is heated with a Fujitsu Mini Split[...]

February 2014 Preview Magazine

We are featured in this months Preview Magazine. Check it out! Once you open the Feb 2014 issue it’s on pages 20- 23. Or you can just scroll down and see it[...]

A Complete Robust House Air Seal

Using “ProClima Tescon Vana” tape which is highly adhesive and “Siga Majvest” microporous membrane for rainproof and wind tight building envelope. “ProClima Tescon Vana” Used to form a secure and permanent seal[...]

Foundation Completely Air Sealed

This shot of the foundation shows the complete air barrier formed by 6″ of eps foam insulation and then “Stego” wrap over the concrete. Taped with SIGA “Wigluv” totally sealing the radon[...]

Extremely Likely that Human Activity Is Driving Climate Change

An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably[...]

Building Science Symposium

Kent just returned from the invitation only Building Science Corporation 17th  Symposium. The event is hosted by the foremost authority on Building Technology and principal of Building Science Corp, Joseph Lstiburek. Joe[...]

Garrison Institute “Climate, Buildings and Behavior”

Kent has been invited to attend this year’s symposium. From September 18th to September 20th, the Garrison Institute will host its fifth annual Climate, Buildings and Behavior (CBB) Symposium. This high-level meeting[...]

Passive House Article in July 2013 Professional Builder

This months issue of Professional Builder magazine features the cover article on Passive House as being the new gold standard for energy performance in American building. Our good friend and colleague Mike[...]

President Obama revisits the Clean Air Act

President Obama’s  plan, unveiled Tuesday at Georgetown University in Washington, will set off legal and political battles that will last years. But experts say that if all goes well for the president,[...]