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💥 Have you heard about the new podcast: Better Buildings, Better Society? 💥 Check out episode number TWO (The Power of a Hair Dryer) with Todd and Steven from DMA Engineering.

Todd explains the reasons why the population is moving toward the Passive House design. Besides many municipalities now moving toward a Zero-Energy Ready direction, many others also realize that energy-efficient homes are quieter, more comfortable, and longer-lasting in addition to environmentally friendly. With building codes improving over time, Todd recognizes there's a real opportunity for our society to move in a better direction for generations to come.

Tune into this week’s episode of Better Buildings, Better Society for a conversation with Todd and Steven about passive solar design. Learn more about Todd’s start in the solar industry, Passive Houses' environmental and quality benefits, and his advice to those considering buying and building a home for the first time.

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Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Cheers to you and the ones that look up to you.

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Every hole in a building envelope is an area of extreme complexity. It becomes an area where you have to focus structural attention to ensure that it functions properly, but it also becomes a juncture for energy (heat) and air to escape.

When it comes to Passive Home tactics, we care about this a lot because these junctures are usually where most of our inefficiencies come into play. Therefore, we need to make sure we pay special attention to these areas to ensure that we can maintain an efficient, effective structure. DM us with any questions about these common culprits.

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This month we are talking about SHGC (solar heat gain coefficient). Not to be mistaken with UV—these are different things. That said, one of the benefits of @AlpenHPP glass is it protects against up to 99.5% of UV rays. UV rays are damaging to virtually everything, including our skin. Related to windows, UV rays can damage nearly every finish in our homes and UV protection keeps interior finishes, wood, and furniture from getting damaged and discolored.

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Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) is the fraction of solar radiation admitted through a skylight, door, or window, whether directly and/or absorbed. That radiation manifests as heat within the home.

A lower SHGC window reduces solar heat and provides greater “shading” essentially. Glazing products with low SHGC ratings are more effective at reducing cooling loads during the summer by blocking some of the heat gain from sun radiation. Even up in the mountains, low SHGC glass is often used on the west elevation of a home to reduce summer overheating. A glazing product with a high SHGC allows more solar heat gain which is great in colder months. Your home’s climate, orientation, and shading will drive the optimal SHGC for each window, often depending on the elevation or which side of the building the windows and doors are installed.

DM us with any questions.

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