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More on Measuring Energy In Green Building: Absolute vs Relative

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heat loss from Passivhaus. Source: wikipedia Defining green building is not easy; for many, all that matters is energy consumption. One of the major ways of reducing consumption is to increase the amount of insulation, but that is only one component, and not necessarily the most important one. Earlier this week I wrote a post about "a strange debate going on at Green Building Advisor , where a writer thinks "home buyers have been "brainwashed" into thinking only about R-values, as energy codes give short shrift to the importance of airtightness." Scott Gibson was, I think, saying that there is not much point in worrying about R value if you don't ensure that the building is properly sealed. I used the post as a springboard to write Which Is Worse, Air Leaks or Heat Loss? Neither. It's Energy Consumption That Matters and discuss my favourite argument: ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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