"Forgive me for not looking myself but is there anything in the GFA or other papers that address the issue of below grade living space? In NC, we are getting killed by appraisers under valuing earthberm and walkout basement situations. "
"The Canadian manufactures are the best I found. They are pulltruded fiber glass from Fibretech in Ontario. Check there web site for specs. Accurate Dorwin of Winnipeg was my second choice.Well radiant will certainly work with geo. But be aware of…"
"Thats really good to hear about the triple panes. It seems like I hear it both ways as to their cost-effectiveness. They are really tough to justify in my part of NC. What brand did you use and do you happen to know the SHGC?
"All I can say is that Ive never seen any credible third party giving value to using PV to power attic vent fans. Lighting is entirely different. Iam not sure how you could tie your garage door business to a PV installation business..
"Overall the article raises the right issues and addresses them well. Some other points: I've found on my ICF passive solar house in central Minnesota after four heating seasons that high efficiency triple glazed windows are the best money…"
"I agree with venting the garage. Just not with a solar powered attic fan.
Hal, I would be careful with your energy saving performance claims of radiant barrier paint as Iam sure you know all too well. The only problem I have with above is…"
"Iam very new here so please excuse me. Important question really, very tricky, many variables. By "localized solar device on the roof" I hope you dont mean a solar powered attic fan because they are far from cost effective.
Greetings Home Energy Community, Excited about joining. I just found out GBA published my Cost-Effective Passive Solar Design article. I love feedback especially the critical type. Iam also interested in any other tricks out there that could save construction costs and boost performance for passive solar design. See More
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