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Green Building Programs: Time for a Do-Over?

Why is it that the things I care so much about are now making me so crazy?

Posted on Feb 24 2011 by Carl Seville

I’ve been involved with green building certification programs for about 10 years now, starting with my work with Southface and the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association in developing the EarthCraft Renovation program.


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Deep Energy Retrofit: Apply the Energy Efficiency Pyramid

A deep energy retrofit is done to save energy and invest wisely. To get the most bang for your buck, the scope of work should follow the energy efficiency pyramid.

Posted on Aug 6 2010 by Christopher Briley

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This is the last installment in the Green Architects' Lounge trilogy on deep energy retrofits.

In this episode, Phil and I discuss the importance of sizing your new HVAC(Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Collectively, the mechanical systems that heat, ventilate, and cool a building. system to the heat load of your newly renovated house. (This is where that energy auditEnergy audit that also includes inspections and tests to assess moisture flow, combustion safety, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and durability. information, which we mentioned in previous episodes, is going to come in handy.)


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