The Four Control Layers – Fundamentals of Building Science

The Building Enclosure and the Four Control Layers   Understanding of the building enclosure and the four control layers that make up the building enclosure is vital to understanding how the building enclosure will perform Enclosure The building enclosure is what separates the inside environment from the outside ‘natural’ environment. This includes everything from the paint on the outside of …

March 2016 Organic Magazine’s Low Energy Homes

This article features our Director, Jason Quinn, there was a lot to condense into this article. The one additional comment he wishes had made it into the article was that most new homes built in New Zealand to the current building code are unhealthy due to inadequate ventilation resulting high moisture levels and often times mold. Yes, That’s a brand …