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 […]

Help us save the world

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Energy efficiency and green building

If you’re fired up about saving the world and think one of the best ways to combat global climate change is by improving existing building stock we might have the job for you. The position title is Building Performance Manager and the nitty gritty is that we are looking for someone who can run our building […]

Lovely, little green roof

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Energy efficiency and green building

We recently built a green roof for a client and thought we’d share some photos of the finished the project. Mike built the roof and Northwest Rain Solutions installed the growing medium and vegetation. These clients are passionate about storm water management and in addition to the green roof they have a large rain garden and extensive native […]