Capitalize with External Shading

Sept. 19, 2011

Reducing the amount of solar energy will lessen the amount of air conditioning needed to battle the rising temperature associated with solar energy entering your building, as well as lessen the number of complaints you receive about the sun’s rays causing glare on computer screens and other surfaces.

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A Zero Utility Bill Building

One zero utility bill university is boldly pursuing off-grid for electricity, water, and sewer.

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Driving Down the Costs of Solar
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Worst Air Quality Zones in the U.S.
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What to Expect with Green Wall
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Keeping Your Insulation Dry
Wet insulation can cause myriad building problems – from troubles with structural integrity to issues of energy efficiency and occupant health.
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