Gallery: US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building ...

Insulation is also a big, big deal. Joe Lstiburek said to the audience in the opening plenary, “insulating good, solar bad,” referring not only to failed passive solar homes but the over-reliance on slapping technology on a roof and calling it a green building. His method of choice has been foam but more earth friendly, energy sipping products were on display. Cork Insulation has found its way across the Atlantic and while it comes at a premium price, it is a uniquely healthy choice. More mainstream was German made Agepan fiberboards which clad buildings in an air tight water resistant coat that is still vapor open to reduce chances for rot.

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