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VanGeem Receives ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award
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VanGeem Receives ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award

Martha VanGeem, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, FACI, has been named the recipient of the 2013... Read more

Solar Reflectance for Walls
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Solar Reflectance for Walls

New green requirements have been established for vertical surfaces. Read more

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Promoting Concrete Homes: Part 2

In order to effectively promote concrete homebuilding, it's necessary to have an understanding of the many advantages of a concrete house. It's well documented that concrete walls can increase the energy efficiency of a home. Some studies have shown that a structure with concrete and foam walls can reduce heating and cooling bills significantly. Using structural concrete and foam floor systems, upgraded attic insulation, and energy-efficient doors and windows can enhance this effect. The energy efficiency of a concrete home often means that HVAC systems can be downsized. A number of software programs are available to assist HVAC contractors with properly sizing equipment to take this into account. Read more

Five Who are Influencing the Concrete Home Building Industry
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Five Who are Influencing the Concrete Home Building Industry

For the first time, Residential Concrete is writing about people who are making a... Read more

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