Posted on July 20, 2010 by Christopher Briley
This is part two of the Green Architects' Lounge three-part series on deep energy retrofits.
In this episode, Phil and I discuss what we believe is the most crucial part of a DER: the exterior building envelopeExterior components of a house that provide protection from colder (and warmer) outdoor temperatures and precipitation; includes the house foundation, framed exterior walls, roof or ceiling, and insulation, and air sealing materials..
There is no single solution. Here, we must be nimble and thoughtful, and deal with the structure that we're given and apply the skills we've learned (and by we, I mean all of you listeners as well).