Resources and Links


"In 2004, 40% of all U.S. total emissions of greenhouse gases was from electricity generation, and 35% of this was from residential use." (source:

"By combining proper equipment maintenance and upgrades with appropriate insulation, air sealing and thermostat settings, you can cut your energy use for heating and cooling, and reduce environmental emission from 20% to 50%." (source:

"Sealing and insulating the "envelope" or "shell" of your home its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors- is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort." (source:

"Today it is estimated that in residential and small commercial buildings, over 50% of the energy loss is associated with heat transfer and air leakage through building envelope components." (source: Oak Ridge National Labs)

"Heating and cooling (space conditioning) accounts for 50% - 70% of the energy used in the average American Home." (source: U.S. Department of Energy)


Helpful Links

National Association of Home Builders

Energy Wise Structures

ASTM International Standards Worldwide

Building Science Corporation

Energy Star Program

Shenandoah Valley Builders Association

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance

Insulation Contractors Association of America


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