The City of Denver is taking some important steps in ensuring that the commercial buildings in the city are healthy and safe. As part of these efforts, they have implemented some new energy-efficiency standards in an effort to help improve the city as a whole. Take a look at some of these groundbreaking efforts.
New Building Codes
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average size of homes in the U.S. has increased by 30%, but these new homes consume about the same amount of energy as older homes do. Why is that? Products that are more energy efficient are being used to build these homes.
The exciting world of designing and building homes loses its edge when it comes to navigating codes and requirements. The red tape, rules, and regulations, inspections and updates frustrate even the most knowledgeable of Coloradans. Fortunately, help is available for designers, builders, and contractors to ease the process and the frustration associated with home safety and efficiency.
One of the top priorities for any business is to save money. If you live in an area of the country where the summer months are extremely hot or the winters are bitter cold, any additional method of saving can be significant. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30 percent of the energy a commercial building consumes goes to waste. That can add up over the course of a year. Consider 12 ways a business can save both energy and money.
High heating bills in the winter and high cooling bills in the summer can really add up. Most homeowners recognize that making their homes more energy efficient is the cheapest and easiest way to lower monthly costs and add value to their home. In the Denver area, intense winter seasons and warm summer months make energy efficiency particularly important.
Your ceiling’s primary purpose is to serve as a barricade that keeps the outside air that resides in the attic from entering into your home’s living space. There are points along this barricade where openings exist, and air leakage takes place. These points are also known as bypass areas. Each bypass area reduces the energy efficiency of your home. You can prevent this from happening by taking the time to seal your attic space.
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