There is no doubt about it. Green is hot! It’s everywhere! But with respect to housing what’s the difference in “Green Verified” and “Green Certified”? If you talk to 10 different people you’ll most likely get 10 different answers to “What does
The home builders association is bringing the CGP – Certified Green Professional designation course back to Central MS next month. I got this notification from Spence over at the association: This is Spence Tribble from the Home Builders Association of Jackson and
It’s always a good idea to inspect the garage door “before” you attempt to operate the door from the push button. You may have a booby trap waiting to “spring into action”.
I few months ago I spoke with Jo Usry, Excutive directory of JAR about the idea of adding an option for Green or/and Energy Efficient homes to be showcased in MLS. This past fall the option’s were added.
Installing rigid foam on the outside of a house is a great way to double the R-value and eliminate air leaks. Large sheets of foam insulation, screwed and sealed to the walls or roof, can cover or replace conventional sheathing and create a continuous barrier to heat loss or gain—something you don’t get with cavity insulation alone. We wrapped the house in this video with 4 inches of polyisocyanurate in two staggered 2-inch layers. This thickness strikes a balance between ease of installation and maximum R-value. If the foam is any thicker, it’s hard to hit studs when driving screws. Plus, combined with 5-1/2 inches of cellulose in the stud bays, 4 inches of rigid foam brings the wall up to a respectable R-40.