Tag: energy

R Value vs. U Value: Why these numbers alone are not sufficient to understand energy loss.

Did you know as R value increases, thermal performance improves? That is a simple concept to understand – bigger is better right?  Conversely, did you know that as U value decreases, thermal performance improves? These are fairly well understood realities, so it would not be surprising if your answer to both these questions is yes…..


Existing Technologies Play Significant Role in Reducing Energy Consumption

According to ENERGY STAR® data, commercial buildings alone use 20 percent of our energy and cause 17 percent of the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in North America.  Residential and commercial buildings together account for almost 39 percent of total U.S. energy consumption and 38 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions[1] or more than….