Building Success 101: Energy Audit

Q: What is an energy audit? A: Home energy audits have become popular as homeowners seek ways to lower their home energy bills. A typical audit, performed by a trained and accredited local professional for a few hundred dollars, will test the energy efficiency of your...

Building Success 101: Cool Roof

Q: What is a cool roof? A: A cool roof is defined as a roof that either reflects the sun’s heat away from the roof or is designed to ventilate a narrow airspace under the roof finish to keep it cool. Either way, the result lowers the temperature of the...

Building Success 101: Insulated Window

Q: What is an "insulated" window? A: Newer windows are often referred to as "insulated" because of technology that retards, blocks, or slows the transfer of air through the unit. Most people are familiar with fiberglass or other types of insulation...

Building Success 101: C & D Waste

Q: What is C&D waste? A: 'C&D' waste refers to debris created from the construction and demolition processes of a building project. In fact, it represents a large percentage of the overall waste stream created in this country. There are several efforts...

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