Stop Building to Code and Save Money

Check out Steve’s recent presentation given at the B4 Conference about home optimization and how everyone could be saving money by not building to code! To learn about how much you could save on your new home build, see our free optimization estimate program! Stop Building to Code and Save Money  

Net Zero Building vs Optimization

Net zero building is a hot button for people all over. It’s the ultimate goal, but only once it’s affordable. A recent Builder Online article used a real project as an example of the road to net zero building. The home at hand will be 80-90% more efficient than typical by the way of a super-efficient building shell. Energy conservation …

Expect Higher Heating Bills

Last winter Wisconsin had a mild winter and reduced natural gas prices, resulting in low heating bills. This year is expected to be a bit different with colder temperatures and higher gas prices. Depending on your utility provider, you could see anywhere from a 2% to 10% increase in the cost of natural gas plus another 13% or so in …

Most Efficient Window Ever

The first window to reach an insulating level of R10 is now available in the United States. Created by Alpen High Performance Products, the Zenith ZR10 uses a double film technology and reaches a U-value of .10 which equates to an R10. Although this window is a significant breakthrough for those who are solely focused on energy efficient windows, it …