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Green Term Defined: Natural Ventilation

Green Term Defined: Natural Ventilation

Natural Ventilation is the process of supplying and removing air by natural means from building spaces by using ...

Overcoming Fear: Can One Person Make a Difference?

Can one person make a difference? In all honesty, I am not sure anymore. The world seems to be a crazy mixed up ...
Green Term Defined: ASHRAE 90.1

Green Term Defined: ASHRAE 90.1

ASHRAE 90.1 is a standard in the US that provides minimum requirements for energy-efficient designs for buildings ...

Chesapeake Western Depot Framing Update

The progress on the Chesapeake Western Depot framing continues with this nice weather. The framing crew has been ...
Top 10 Tips for Renters to Reduce Their Energy Bills

Top 10 Tips for Renters to Reduce Their Energy Bills

Lighting is an easy place to start and you can take the bulbs with you when you move. Replace the most used bulbs ...
Green Term Defined: Insulating Curtains

Green Term Defined: Insulating Curtains

Green Term Defined: Insulating Curtains Insulating curtains have a lining that resists temperature change and ...

Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot Project Update

We have been so fortunate this year to have so many incredible projects. However, the Chesapeake Western Railroad ...