Friday, April 15, 2011
Changes toward a greener energy policy here in the U.S. move slowly. Natural gas seems to be a cleaner chose but is it? There always seems to be costs to the environment and as the demand rises so will the cost of any energy source. The logic still comes back to conservation. Energy not spent is energy saved. Low consumption is savings which leads to this thought. Eat a meal and you are fueled for several hours. A good pair of shoes may last you a year. Buy a good car and have it for several years but when it comes to a living space, it should last you the rest of your life.
Start with a very efficient building and you greatly lower your demand for energy. Low demand equals savings and over the lifetime of the building the saving more than compensate for the investment in efficiency. There is no doubt that the cost of energy will go up. As a builder and designer I know of no other building system that offers better saving than the Solargon SIPs component systems. Efficient and intelligent designs give you great savings.
Posted by Doug Kirk at 7:10 AM