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Conventional foundations, while amply strong, have fundamental energy efficiency and sustainabil-ity problems—that can be cured. First, conventional foundations are often designed and built without regard to their potential for energy loss (or, looked at the other way, without regard to the contribution they can make to a home's overall energy performance). Second, the concrete they are typically made from has high embodied energy and therefore, a high carbon footprint. Finally, foundations are typically overbuilt, resulting in an unnecessary use of materials.

reducing energy losses

Basements. In regions where full basements are the norm, they are often just uninsulated concrete boxes. What's forgotten in all of this is the amount of heat lost through foundation walls, crawl spaces, and concrete slabs. Although foundations are thermally connected to the rest of the house, too often they're not designed as part of the thermal envelope. How much this common oversight actually adds to the cost of heating a house depends on a variety of factors, yet insulation can considerably increase energy savings.

One solution is to insulate the exterior of the foundation wall before backfilling. In most heating climates, 2 inches of closed-cell extruded polystyrene, which is more moisture-resistant than expanded polystyrene, should be the minimum. This should be applied over the moisture proofing on the outside of the foundation wall. The insulation helps to keep the basement at a steady temperature—warmer basement walls minimize condensation and the mold and mildew that go along with it if the basement is made into a finished space.

2-in. rigid foam glued to rim joist

1/2-in. drywall on finished wall 2 x 4 stud wall

2-in. expanded polystyrene (EPS) glued to foundation wall

Subfloor of two layers of 1/2-in. plywood attached with concrete screws

Perimeter foundation drain

1-in. rigid foam over concrete floor

Taped seams

2-in. rigid foam glued to rim joist

1/2-in. drywall on finished wall 2 x 4 stud wall

2-in. expanded polystyrene (EPS) glued to foundation wall

Subfloor of two layers of 1/2-in. plywood attached with concrete screws

Perimeter foundation drain

1-in. rigid foam over concrete floor

Taped seams

Insulating a basement on the inside.
Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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