Offsite Construction and High-Performance Homes
Modular, panelized, and prefab homes are not new ideas. But has their time finally come? And are they a good fit for green builders?
Siding For Your Sustainable Home
A podcast episode to be your guide in choosing the siding that’s right for you (and better for the planet)
Embodied Carbon Emissions in Buildings
Phil and Chris define the critical difference between embodied and operational carbon, and explain why net-zero-energy buildings simply aren't enough at this moment in time
The Pros and Cons of Solar Storage
Adding battery storage to your solar system is a must for off-the-grid living and a great idea for shaving your peak demand or for back-up power
A Discussion of the Living Building Challenge Certification Program
Phil and Chris talk about a certification program that aims to transform the marketplace, with all its joys and challenges
The Multi-Zone Heat Pump Issue
Why do multi-zone air-source heat pumps usually perform worse than single-zone ductless minisplits?
Getting Schooled on Passive House
After designing two Passive House schools, the Maine architects share what they've learned about educational facilities
Passive House: PHIUS or PHI?
An architect's guide to help you decide which organization should certify your Passive House
Ventilation for Your Tight House — Part 2
Our guest, Sonia Barrantes, continues the conversation about the best options for a healthy, comfortable ventilation system
Ventilation for Your Tight House — Part 1
Now that your house is tight, getting your ventilation system correct is vital