EcoHome: Green Renovations – A Remodeler?s Key to Success

Green renovations may be remodelers? key to success in this work-slashed era–and knowing how to properly build a tight envelope, choose the most energy-efficient windows for the budget, and install connections for solar hookups, will be a must in the future, according to sustainable retrofit expert David Johnston during a Webinar for…

Johnston recommended renovating homes to 50% above energy code standards and offered a few tips to help remodelers get there:

  • Focus on the envelope.
  • Insulate everything.
  • Install highly efficient windows.
  • Protect against mold.
  • Use the smallest HVAC system possible.
  • Employ night flushing.
  • Plan for solar.
  • Don?t forget energy audits.
Categories Sustainability and Building Science
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