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Unity Goes to NESEA

Posted By Unity Team • February 16 2016 • Comments On

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building energy logoFrom March 8 – 10, Unity Homes will be participating in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s BuildingEnergy Boston 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center. This annual event brings together the best and the brightest in sustainable, high-performance building. We are excited to continue our tradition of supporting the conference, as both presenters and exhibitors. 

Unity will be at Booth #445 on the trade show floor, and several of our team members will be front and center at the educational sessions. On Wednesday the 9th, from 10:30 a.m until noon, Unity’s building science expert Rheannon Demond and project manager Danny Veerkamp will present a Life Cycle Assessment (LSA) of a Unity Home. The next day, Thursday the 10th from 10:30 a.m. until noon,, our founder Tedd Benson will participate in a panel discussion about offsite construction, moderated by Operations Director Andrew Dey.

Unity’s sibling company Bensonwood will be sponsoring the activities at NESEA night, which feature music, food, and dancing. (There’ll even be giant Jenga blocks for demonstrating your latest design ideas.). Plus, NESEA’s Professional Leadership and Distinguished Service Awards will be presented.  

We hope to see you there!

About NESEA: The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show attracts more than 3,500 people who are working together to increase the use of sustainable energy practices in the building environment. Attendees span all sectors of the green building and energy industries so it’s a great place to expand your network of contacts. Conference sessions are rigorous, relevant, and rooted in whole-systems thinking. Plus, a wide range of cutting-edge products are on display. For more info, click: http://nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-boston-2016

Tags: BuildingEnergy Boston | Energy Efficiency | Green Building | Life-Cycle Assessment | NESEA | Offsite Construction | Sustainability

Triple-Glazed Windows: Why They’re a Good Investment.

Posted By Unity Team • February 3 2016 • Comments On

When Intus Arcadeit comes to energy efficiency, triple-glazed windows clearly make a difference. But are they worth the investment? Every homebuilding project and each homeowner has their priorities, but at Unity Homes—where we place a high value on comfort and energy efficiency—the answer is yes. That’s why they are standard on every Unity home.

In terms of the thermal performance of the building envelope, windows provide one of the greatest opportunities for conserving energy and ensuring comfort. They account for most of the heat loss in cold climates and heat gain in hot climates. Glass, on its own, is a very poor insulator, having little to no resistance to the transmission of heat. Standard double-glazed windows, which trap a layer of air between the two panes, can reduce thermal conductivity and increase R-value—the measure of a material’s ability to resist the transmission of heat. Triple-glazing, however, when incorporated into a well-designed, well-constructed window, makes a far more significant difference.

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Tags: Comfort | Double-Glazing | Energy Efficiency | Intus | Passive Ventilation | R-value | Thermal Performance | Triple-Glazing | Windows

 
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