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S A LES A ND M A RK E T IN G C O U N CIL Delivering High Performance Homes By Courtney Lancaster, Brock Built Homes At Brock Built, we are committed to delivering high performance homes at a tremendous value. Here are some of the ways that you can do the same. Integrate innovative building materials such as tech shield, a radiant barrier roofing material which blocks up to 97% of the radiant heat into the attic space of a home. This acts as an external form of protection that keeps your home naturally cooler. The use of radiant barrier roofing can produce savings on your energy costs up to 17% a month. Superior insulation also produces energy efficiency. Using a high-density R-15 blown fiberglass insulation in the cavity of exterior walls, an R-30 in the attic, and insulation blankets in the basement walls help to create a much "tighter" house. Sealing the building envelope with foam inserted around receptacles, sill plates, and exterior door and window edges also helps. Conduct a blower door test to confirm that the envelope is sealed. Use high efficiency 14 Seer air conditioning units in conjunction with a 5" media filter, which is 15 times more effective than a standard 1" throw away, and can save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year compared to your standard A/C. A Fresh Air vent, an EarthCraft standard, can control the air vents that allows for fresh, draft-free make-up air to enter the house. Low emissivity glass; a coated glass product that reflects heat, can also help lower homeowner's energy costs. This glass has a very low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC); the standard measurement of a windows shading Upcoming SMC Events New Marketing Trends September 17 Villa Christina 5:30 pm 2015 OBIE Awards November 7 Georgia World Congress Center 6:00 pm Casino Night & Silent Auction to Benefit HomeAid Atlanta December 3 Villa Christina 5:30 pm ability. The windows reduce energy costs by preventing sunlight from heating up your home, inherently maintaining a more constant temperature within the home. 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - Fall 2015

Letter from the President By Rob Myers
Education and Events Calendar
Energy Efficient, Healthy Homes Are Result of Sustainable Building Practices
LEGAL CORNER Georgia’s Open Meetings Law
EARTHCRAFT Move to the Head of the Class, Thanks to HB 57
EDUCATION The Greater Atlanta HBA Welcomes Rebecca Branstetter
HOMEAID ATLANTA A Busy Summer at HomeAid Atlanta
SALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL Delivering High Performance Homes
PWB ATLANTA CHAPTER Educate. Empower. Connect.
Index to Advertisers/

Atlanta Building News - Fall 2015