To avoid rewriting articles that have previously covered what a super insulated, energy efficient home looks like, we will just stick to the particulars of the Praxis House construction. If you feel like a primer is necessary, please dive into our blog about the world of sustainable building programs by clicking HERE.
In a nutshell, Praxis House will be a home designed and built to be one of most energy efficient homes in the country. This isn’t a boasting feature. It’s our sincere belief as homeowners, and as a company, that all new buildings should be designed and constructed in this manner for two key reasons: One- we believe we have a responsibility to reduce the energy consumption of buildings, old and new alike. And two- building a superinsulated home is the surest way to make a home incredibly comfortable for it’s inhabitants. It is about finally delivering a “high performance” home, not just something that merely appears to be.
Stay with us over the coming months as we dig into the details and reasons that Praxis House will help us achieve these goals. We hope you’ll find inspirational ideas and education insights into how you can “walk the talk” on your own energy efficient projects.
Praxis House - Part 2 - Underslab Insulation
Ever notice how standing on a tile or concrete floor with your bare feet feels cold? Even if you are on a second floor, with warm living space below, your feet can feel chilled. This doesn’t make sense: the tile is room temperature in this situation, so should feel the same temperature as a wood, or carpet floor, and yet they definitely do not. Why is this?
Read the full post HERE.
Praxis House - Part 3 - Exterior Walls
Burke explains the process of building his exterior walls, the successes and the things he would change. Read the full post HERE.