Comfort Control

This section is devoted to aspects of a house that affect the interior temperature. Most of the products referenced here would in some way be considered "green".

Insulation simple Roman shades that are insulated with R-7 Reflectix.

Instructions for how to make your own Roman Sailshade without the need to sew the fabric.

Reduce your heating and cooling bills by installing a Radiant Barrier. has some good FAQ's related to radiant barriers. sheep's wool from Australia. sells alpaca wool insulation in Ohio. UltraTouch insulation from recycled post-industrial denim and cotton fibers. the environmental impact of cotton insulation. manufactures a soy oil based foam insulation similar to other foams, but much more environmentally benign. supplies natural sheep's wool insulation products to the U.S. market. offers batt insulation products that employ combinations of hemp, flax or cellulose fibers. sells radiant barrier and reflective foil bubble insulation products. made from over 60% recycled material with natural binders. Combination of radiant barrier and corrugated board up to 1" thick; 95% recycled materials. facts about the value of cellulose insulation.

Heating informative site of company that will work with owner/builders to help design a radiant floor heating system. one of the original companies offering solar radiant floor heating systems. offers a great deal of information about radiant floor heating systems. features a nice portfolio of masonry heater, rocket stoves, ovens, etc.

Kelly Hart's review of Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun by Ken Matsz.

Cooling an Australian solution for simple roof vents that are designed to install on tile and corregated metal roofing. features solar and wind-driven attic ventilation systems.

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