March 27, 2015

Building a Home is Rocket Science

Building a home is a difficult science. Building an energy efficient home can be like rocket science. Finding the right combination of energy systems, building materials and design features to create the most energy efficient home for each client’s needs…
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Category: Blog, Feature, News and Events

March 26, 2015

Better Homes and Martians

by Bob Silberg, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, originally published on NASA’s Climate Change website. Want to get the most energy-efficiency bang for your buck when building a house? Think about it as if you were designing a mission to…
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Category: Blog, Feature, News and Events

February 26, 2015

NASA Spinoff: Ekotrope

NASA Spinoff recently posted an article about the development of Ekotrope from NASA technology.  The article is available on NASA Spinoff’s website and re-posted here: Software Cuts Building Costs, Increases Energy Efficiency In order to prepare Curiosity for…
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Category: Blog, News and Events

October 23, 2014

Energy Code Cost Calculator

How Do Energy Codes Affect Builders’ Construction Costs? Over the past 10 years, residential energy codes have become more and more stringent in many states. Since 2006, the International Code Council (ICC) has released a new…
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Category: Blog, Ekotrope Product, Feature

October 20, 2014

Homewise Saves $600,000+ With Ekotrope

New Mexico production builder optimizes 78-home development to realize significant cost savings Homewise, a community developer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was facing a problem: a state green building tax credit they had been receiving was over-subscribed…
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Category: Blog, Customers

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