October 19, 2017

I got called to a house last week and the Homeowner was concerned they were using way to much energy and they couldn’t heat and cool the rooms properly. Their solution was to close of the register vents in the rooms that weren’t used or the...

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October 3, 2017

This video from our friends at Go Green Star explains how to insulate a home's walls from the exterior, for improved energy performance and reduced energy bills, with minimum...

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June 13, 2017

If you are buying a home around Austin Texas, then you want an Energy Audit. If the seller was required by the City of Austin to do an ECAD Audit, then you should require a full detailed report from the seller.



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February 14, 2017

This week we had a job sucking out the old insulation of a client’s home. They had recently got rid of a squirrel family living in the attic so this insulation was full, I mean full of feces. Him and his family had been breathing in this...

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January 17, 2017

Using a blower door--a device that sucks the air out of your house to simulate an especially windy day--is the best way to identify where your house leaks. For many of us, a thousand little pin pricks may add up to a hole in your house the size...

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December 12, 2016

In this installment of Green Building Advisor's "Job Site Visits" series, building science guru Joe Lstiburek explains why insulating a house to the...

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October 14, 2016

Ever wonder where our country's energy comes from and goes to? This fascinating map from the Lawrence Livermore Labratory shows in simple graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it goes to various sectors. One of the...

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October 6, 2016

The graph below shows which structural air-leaks drive up energy costs the most, allowing you to maximize efforts toward reinforcing your home's building envelope. 

You can chase smaller oppertunities all day long to tighten the home but if...

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  • Stephen Standley was like an energy efficiency doctor for our house!

    Luise T., Austin, Texas
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