Tag Archives: Energy Efficient

Repair or Replace: the Army’s Analysis Dispels Age-Old Myths (Wooden Windows)

Link to the Study

The outcome surprised many, as it revealed replacement does not necessarily have an advantage from a cost or environmental perspective. Having accurate data, FBRC proposed a creative solution, which was acceptable to consulting parties. Over the next 10 years, FBRC will repair and replace windows in the historic housing. The resulting mix of refurbished historic windows and new replacements will improve the quality of life for residents on Fort Belvoir while maintaining the historic character of the Fort Belvoir Historic District to the highest degree.

1920’s Portland, Oregon House for Sale: 3 beds 1 bath 1,078 sqft SE 119th Ave 

I love the wooded feeling the trees give while still being in an urban setting. The floor plan is functional with 1920’s touches. And the energy upgrade completely turned this from drafty and cold to comfortable and efficient.

Recently renovated, green and energy efficient upgrades. This 1920’s style ranch home in mature David Douglas area. Owner is a General Contractor and Passive House builder & Consultant that remodeled this home from top to bottom and inside to outside. The home features over 1000 square feet of living space, three bedrooms with a functional floor plan. Outside entry area for the unfinished basement that is perfect for storage or a workshop.


Source: 3251 SE 119th Ave, Portland, OR 97266 | Zillow

Minarc’s prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build | Inhabitat

Photo via mnmMOD

By replacing traditional insulation with airtight thermal breaks, these prefabricated structural panels reduce heat loss and gain, lending to homes with tighter building envelopes and lower carbon footprints. The panels also contain a high percentage of recycled material and can be easily dissembled and reused at the end of their building lives like a set of LEGOs.

Photo via mnmMOD

Source: Minarc’s prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Energy Efficient Reclaimed Modern House by Dwell Developments


These repurposed building materials include metal and wood from a deconstructed barn in the nearby Willamette Valley. The corrugated metal they collected from this barn was turned into exterior cladding of the house, as well as to build the garden fence. The overhang above the rooftop deck was made from repurposed barn wood. The builders also used repurposed concrete for the pathway leading to the home, and they reclaimed this from a removed public sidewalk.


via Energy Efficient Reclaimed Modern House.