Energy Reporting: It’s the Law
As building owners comply with new laws to report energy use, the data may change the industry—and the act of reporting it already has.
Feds: Popular Retrofit Program Still Too Risky
A handful of states are picking up PACE, but with FHFA still saying it’s too risky, the rest of the nation might have to wait.
EBies Honor “Unsung Heroes” of High-Performance Buildings
Envelope, please! The Urban Green Council awards the first EBies for high-performance existing buildings.
Expanded Cork: All-Natural Rigid Boardstock Insulation
Amorim expanded cork board is a 100% natural, rapidly renewable rigid insulation that offers a green alternative to polystyrene and polyiso.
Vinyl Flooring: Is Less Bad Any Good?
With iQ, Johnsonite has reduced the environmental impact of its vinyl flooring, but it is still working around the edges of the problems with PVC.
Basics of the Psychrometric Chart
In high-performance buildings, we have to manage energy and moisture with equal intensity. The psychrometric chart shows us how.