Passive Solar Design


Sound familiar? The Greeks faced an environmental crisis in the 5th century B.C.E. Wood was in high demand for ships and buildings, making the primary heat...

Efficient HVAC? What is Geothermal Heating/Cooling?


What is Geothermal Heating?  A geothermal system, apart from solar, is the most economical heating and cooling system available today. Because it uses free...

Beautifully Designed Swiss Chalet


Friday Inspiration…Traditional Swiss Chalet Resources: http://www.lodgers.ru/

What is heated driveway and how it works?


What is heated driveway and how it works?   Resources:

What is Net Zero Energy Home?


“Net zero and near net zero homes take the goals of sustainable building one step further. But just what is a zero energy house? Not too long ago, a house...

What are we going to do with CDW


By: Briejsh Parekh / Clarissa Aguiar / Leandro Arcuri   FIRST, ONE QUESTION: WHAT IS CDW? Construction and demolition waste (CDW) is one of the heaviest...

Technical Service Program for Homeowners “Increase Your Property Value”


Many people are thinking of how to increase property value, comfort or just an aesthetic look of their houses/ owned property, however the process might looks a...

Do you know how healthy is your home?


What influences indoor environmental quality and our health? What do we need to consider as designers, builders, homebuyers and homeowners? Fast-pace...