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An Energy-Saving, Ecological Glass Box Above the Landscape

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Amsterdam firm Paul de Ruiter Architects designed a home to provide a comfortable environment all year round while minimising its energy use and impact on a site in a protected ecological area.

In order to build on the site, which is a habitat for many plants and animals, the owners were required to return what had previously been farmland to its original pre-agricultural state. They planted 71,000 young trees that will eventually obscure the house from view and added a rectangular pond above the underground storey.

Energy-saving techniques employed in the building include a fabric screen built into the insulated glazed facade that can be rolled down to reflect the sun, and create a void between the glass and the screen through which ventilation flows. Wood from the private forest will be burned to heat water for the house once the trees have matured, while photovoltaic cells on the roof and a planned windmill will generate electricity.


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Home Insulation Ideas from "Insulation Toledo"

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"Insulation Toledo" Pres. Rod Pierce talking to Ch 13 abc News about "Home Insulation Ideas" here in Toledo OH.
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Spray Foam Insulation For Older Houses

Spray foam insulation is a great insulating material for older homes. This on-site video shows you why.
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Insulation Toledo (InsulationOhio)

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Insulation contractors in Toledo,OH. Spray Foam Insulation - Cellulose Insulation - Fiberglass Insulation. Call Today for a Free insulation quote (419) 469-2011
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Crawl Space Insulation - DOE Building Foundations

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Insulating your crawl space involves many different variables. Get these right to increase your insulation efficiency and improve the return on your insulation dollars.

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Zillow and Pulte Homes to Give Away New Home Worth $350000 In Third ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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Blown-In Cellulose Insulation Being Installed

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Blown-In Insulation in Maumee, OH
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When Blown-in insulation is used properly, it has many advantages that will decrease utility bills and maximize your home energy efficiency.

 

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EPA Takes Action on Spray-Foam Health Risks - BuildingGreen.com

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“There has been an increase in recent years in promoting the use of foams and sealants by do-it-yourself energy-conscious homeowners, and many people may now be unknowingly exposed to risks from these chemicals,” Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, told EBN."

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Ice Dams And Attic Condensation

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Prevent ice dams and attic condensation, two sources of water damage in the home.
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Proper attic insulation can significantly lower your utility costs. But there are other advantages as well. Read more to learn what you can do...

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60- and 40-Watt Bulbs Banned for 2014: What You Need to Know

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So the 60 watt and 40 watt incandescent bulbs are going out of production. What do you think? Good idea or not?

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Tips to Shrink Your Energy Bills this Season - ScoopSanDiego.com

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In fact, 25 to 40 percent of energy loss in most residential structures is caused by random air infiltration through gaps and cracks, according to the U.S.
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25 - 40% of energy loss in homes are caused by small gaps. Use these ideas to make sure those are sealed.

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First Person: Easy and Cheap Ways to Cut Winter Utility Bills - Yahoo Finance (blog)

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First Person: Easy and Cheap Ways to Cut Winter Utility Bills Yahoo Finance (blog) Instead, I recommend clients with leaky windows to spend about $25 buying weatherstripping materials such as caulk, insulation tape and felt from a home improvement...
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The U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy.gov, pass along these suggestions anyone can do to save money on their utility bills:

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Spray Foam Insulation Toledo Applying Closed Cell Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation can be divided into two different types: Open cell foam and closed cell foam. In Open Cell, the individual "cells" that make up the insulating material are not close together, so the foam insulation is not as dense and more porous than closed cell foam. Closed cell is, in fact, much denser and is a firmer material. Both serve as a vapor barrier (with close cell foam being a better barrier material). Also, closed cell foam is an excellent water barrier as well. Because of this trait, closed cell foam is often used in roofing projects and other exterior projects. Closed cell foam insulation is stronger and firmer than open cell, so it actually adds to the structural strength of the project as well. It's also more expensive than open cell because more chemicals are used in its production. Find out more about our insulation services at: http://insulationtoledo.com/spray-foam-insulation/
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Know What to ask when getting Pole Barn Insulation

This lengthy video will show you in detail the things to consider and the questions to ask when getting insulation for a barn, metal building or other agricultural structure. Any questions, visit us online at http://insulationtoledo.com
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insulationtoledo - YouTube

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Insulation Toledo - Holland, OH, US 43528

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Basement Insulation — Part 1

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A common truism (that isn't) is “heat rises.” Actually, what rises is air that is warmer than the surrounding air. Anyone who has lived with a wood stove knows this — it's a lot hotter at the ceiling in the room with the stove than it is at the floor.
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Pole Barn Insulation - YouTube

"How to choose the right insulation package for your new or existing building", was a talk given by Jack Kerr of Agri-Com Insulation at the 45th Annual Power...
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How to pick the right insulation for a pole barn or a metal building is very different than for a home. The structures are contructed differently so a commercial building in this sense is quite different not only in terms of design but also types of insulation that would be best.

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Blown-In Attic Insulation

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Blown-in cellulose insulation for attic insulation being installed for home insulation Toledo Ohio.

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Timeline Photos - Insulation Toledo | Facebook

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"The U.S. Dept. of Energy says that approximately 70% of homes in the U.S. are under insulated."

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Owens Corning Announces First Environmental Product Declaration ...

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Posts related to Owens Corning Announces First Environmental Product Declaration for Foam Insulation in North America. White House Event to Address Healthier Hospitals Initiatives Progress on Reducing Cost and ...
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Insulation Toledo - New Home Insulation (419) 215-7718 - YouTube

http://insulationtoledo.com A new home with insulation about to be installed. Here we show the baffling that will be installed. Baffling improves air circula...
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What Is The Value Of A Well Insulated House? - CleanTechnica

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What Is The Value Of A Well Insulated House?
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The better insulated and air tight your home is, the more comfort you get from each unit of heat.
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Research project probes solid wall insulation - The Construction Index

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New research in retrofitting older homes to update their insulation looks to have a 60% reduction in energy costs of 1950s solid wall homes.

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