Energy Efficient from the Ground Up

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

Abstract

An energy efficient house in Vermont uses SIPs, ICF, solar water, and radiant floor heating

In this overview of a new house, readers learn the keys to building a home that's less expensive to heat and cool. The main elements are an insulated concrete form foundation, structural insulated panel walls and roof, and high-performance windows. A sidebar discusses the costs of super-efficient homes.

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