Energy Efficient Homes
The ideal energy efficient building retains the best environment for living while minimizing the consumption and waste of energy. © Crook 2006
The biggest source of clean cheap energy is energy not used. R. Muller, Foreign Policy, Nov 2008
If you don’t understand energy efficient technology it’s probably because it’s based on principles of thermodynamics, physics, and rocket science. © Crook 2010
When you install an alternative energy system without first reducing your building’s demand for energy you ‘re still wasting energy and foregoing comfort--You've put the cart before the horse. © Crook 2011
An energy efficient building is always "Green" but a green buildings isn't always energy efficient. © Crook 2009
"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction", Sir Isaac Newton's "Action-Reaction Law", 1687
The transfer of heat between objects can never be stopped: it can only be slowed down. © Crook 2008
It's always easier to get into something than it is to get out.
Clean coal refers to coal with less particulants/pollutants. Clean coal when burned, unless SEQUESTRATED spews CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) into the atmosphere causing pollution. What does "clean coal" and "pork the other white meat have in common? Both are half-truths and both have the propensity to make you sick.

Building Practices

Posted 05/23/2011 by Siti Crook

Resolving building problems created during construction, so that you will feel comfortable in your home and work environment is not a “one size fits” all process.

Every structure has its unique problems, because no two buildings are exactly the same even if the building plans are.

Construction is a process performed by human beings, and not everyone has the same priorities.  A builder may want to construction a sustainable building with energy efficient technology so that buyers feel comfortable in their environment, but the people performing the actual work may not care.

For example,

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It’s not the type of work many people enjoy doing and yet it is probably one of the most important processes during construction.

Unfortunately, the end result is the buyer doesn’t get what he or she has paid for and wants—to feel comfortable.  Added to a person’s disappointment is the difficulty in fixing the source of the problem(s) because they are random and need to be located and repaired by a professional at a cost.

If you want to avoid feeling disappointment, added expenses, and a waste of your time it’s probably a good idea to learn something about energy efficient technology used for building envelope improvements. 

Since there are differences in building practices between every constructed building, having some knowledge will enable you to make informed decisions.  The more information and understanding you have the greater chance you will have of getting the results you want.


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