Interior Thermal Panels
help seal the thermal envelope to reduce energy costs up to 60%. Windows are a primary source of heat loss in a home. They are both poor insulators and often a source of air infiltration. Adding Low-E insulating storm windows (see video) onto existing windows greatly increases energy efficiency, keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Marv Moffitt, Greeniienergy, a Linn County builder with over 20 years experience in buidling design and construction believes now is the right time to invest in energy optimization for your residence.
Marv is a NAHB, BPI Certified HERS® Rater. He is one of only a handful of professionals to be a COSC and Resnet Green Verifier. Marv is NCI Certified to do performance testing on both planned and existing heating and cooling systems and thermal envelope sealing.
Marv suggests there are 3 initial steps to maximizing energy efficiencey for both new and existing homes:
Energy improvement mortgages are targeted towards homeowners planning on making energy efficiency improvements to their existing homes. Qualification for an energy improvement mortgage requires an energy rating. To quaify for rebates and subsidies and incentives requires a certified energy audit by a certified green professional.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance.
Department of Energy recognizes Low-E insulating storm windows as providing similar performance to that of total window replacement: