Planning for spring projects

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Energy efficiency and green building

Every year prospective clients call us after the winter holidays and ask if we can start their project in April. We always have to break the news that 1). Our calendar is full and 2). It takes 5-8 months to plan a project. Hence this blog post. Let’s cover a few project planning details that apply to […]

Rainscreen and cork insulation details

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Energy efficiency and green building

The crew is installing exterior cork insulation and rainscreen details at the Bright Green project this week. If you want to check it out first hand join us at on the Bright Green tour tomorrow, June 1st!

Cork insulation and thermal bridging

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Energy efficiency and green building

Today we had a semi-trailer load of cork insulation delivered. A full sized semi-trailer. That’s alot of cork insulation. Building performance is a regular topic of conversation at ChuB headquarters, but lately the conversation has been largely about the 3″ of cork insulation we’re adding to a new build on South Hill. Why use cork insulation? We’re using exterior insulation […]

Looking at the CEC and greenhouse gas emissions savings

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Energy efficiency and green building

Major Kelly Linville proclaimed 2016 the Year of Energy for Bellingham. That announcement was the perfect catalyst for us to share details about the Community Energy Challenge (CEC). This awesome program is helping a lot of folks save energy. It is a program that we’re excited about and write about frequently. We’ve never written a comprehensive […]