From the Ground Up
A Review of
Residential Energy Efficiency
Energy Use in the Residential Sector
Residential Use –
(27% in NYS)
to decrease this.
Applications of energy efficiency to a home can result
in substantial reductions in energy bills.
Comparison of energy used in an average house
in the Northeast and an energy efficient house
The energy bill in the efficient home is $1,180 less than that of the average home.
through the foundations walls, and upward to the surface;
downward to the deep earth;
A basement loses heat:
In new construction - many ways to
make foundation walls more energy
One way :
insulate the exterior side of the
walls with rigid board insulation.
Loss through basement walls
assemble foundation walls with
The forms become part of the
foundation system and insulate
and then fill them with concrete.
Another way is to assemble a
foundation wall with pre-cast,
insulated concrete panels.
Many homeowners can do their
own caulking, weatherstripping, and
BUT – none of these are very
effective if there are leaks in a
MANY LEAKS CANNOT BE FOUND WITHOUT SPECIAL EQUIPMENT.