Energy efficient buildings have taken priority for many buyers in today’s market. From single-family homes to high-rise buildings, new owners want to know that their building is well constructed with energy saving materials.
The average home uses 50% of its energy consumption on cooling and heating. Though lowering the thermostat 7 to 10 degrees can help save on energy costs by up to 10% each year, it is important for buildings and houses to have good quality interior and exterior insulation to keep the cool air in during the summer and the warm air in during the winter.
Contractors should wear a mask, goggles and heavy-duty work gloves for protection from tiny particle and while using power tools, such as staple guns and other construction power tools.
An exterior insulated finish systems (EIFS) can add an attractive finish while decreasing the air penetration up to 55%, compared to brick or wooden exteriors. EIFS is a non-load bearing lay