The Architect's energy saving resources for home and industry
All Season Control Cover by Benson Energy
Energy control starts at the top
Homes with wood burning fireplaces are subject to an average energy loss of 14%. If the existing in-throat damper is non-functioning, then losses may exceed 30% of heating and cooling energy. Benson Energy designs and fabricates standard and custom sizes and shapes for new construction, historic restorations, and to replace non-functioning dampers.
Green Fireplace Design
Rumford Fireplaces are Green
3) Integrated Ventilation
5) Thermal Mass
6) Radiant Heat
7) Renewable Fuel
Jim Buckley is the U.S. leading "go to" man for green fireplace design, construction and problem solving as part of an architectural support team.
Radia Source energy barriers
RadiaSource™ Premium Series HeatShield is a light, high strength material that blocks 95% of radiant energy. RadiaSource™ Premium Series HeatShield greatly reduces the flow of heat in and out of the home and provides a quick ROI. Product and company information, consultation at http://www.radiasource.com/, video demonstration.
Dome Habitat, capturing the carbon hoofprint
"One cow can power a home," says Erin Fitzgerald, from The Innovation
Center for US Dairy. (fox news)
Inventor Duane Ericksen is developing recycled plastic blocks to build dome habitats capable of capturing green house gases to turn in to burnable methane to power homes and vehicles.