Encouraging green building practices and sustainability is essential for reducing and eventually eliminating carbon emissions contributing to climate change says the president of the Green Building Initiative.
In most homes in the southern United States, the level of insulation found is adequate for achieving an energy efficient home. However, air leakage and duct leakage are typically high, resulting in high energy bills, comfort problems, and poor indoor air quality.
Spray foam insulation can be used in hot, humid climates such as those in the southern states of the USA just as effectively as homes in northern, colder climates. One architect firm from Austin, Texas has identified some tips other architects can consider when designing for hot, humid climates.
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