Sites I Like

Several sites amplify various products and services for energy efficient building. These sites show what other colleagues have come up with.

Start with:
James Dulley
James Dulley writes a periodic newspaper column called “The $ensible Home.” He gives detailed specifications on many product categories from heat pumps to skylights. He offers ready made projects and has many answers to tough questions.

Ask the Builder
Radio host and builder Tim Carter uses his life learned skills in providing many product installation sheets and tips for homeowners and builders.

Hometime
The do-it-yourself haven. The Hometime team gives step-by-step guidelines to many popular projects from electrical, plumbing, framing, and design. If you have a how-to question for general construction start here.

Home Energy Magazine
A seminal journal for energy retrofitters and energy engineers for up-to-date research & information.

Florida Solar Energy Center
For warm climates, like California, Texas, and other southern states, the information available at the FSEC is great.

The Solar Decathlon
Sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, several university campuses competed for the most energy efficient home. Find out who won the competition.

Products
PLYCEM Cement Board
PLYCEM is a noncombustible, structural, fiber reinforced, silicone impregnated, square edge, cement board flat sheet. PLYCEM can be used to create noncombustible roofs, floors, walls. PLYCEM’s unique combination of noncombustibility, insect resistance, moisture resistance and structural qualities set it apart from all other cement board products.

Green Living Homes
Red Dawn
An excellent site on residential environmental design and sustainable architecture for architects and homeowners. It features articles on building materials and techniques.

Energy Design Resources
Energy Design Resources offers a valuable new palette of energy design tools and resources that make it easier to design and build energy efficient commercial and industrial buildings in Southern California.

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