SEE (Super Energy Efficient) Construction For Existing and New Homes & Buildings - - Concepts & Products
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SEE IS SET UP AS A FORUM FOR THE PROMOTION OF SUPER ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSING AND BUILDINGS. IT IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH "STANDARD" ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSING, WHICH ONLY MEETS "MINIMUM" BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS. SEE CONSTRUCTION USES AN OPTIMAL AMOUNT OF INSULATION, WHICH BALANCES THE COST OF THAT INSULATION WITH ITS ABILITY TO SAVE ENERGY AND THE COST OF THAT ENERGY NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE.
THE MISSION OF SEE IS TO PROMOTE THE CONVERSION OF ALL OF OUR HOUSING & BUILDINGS TO BE SUPER ENERGY EFFICIENT. ALL NEW HOMES & BUILDINGS CAN EASILY BE BUILT TO SEE STANDARDS AND MOST OF OUR EXISTING HOMES CAN BE ALMOST AS EASILY RETROFITTED TO SEE STANDARDS. SEE INSULATION STANDARDS FAR EXCEED THE IECC-2006 STANDARDS (THE BASIS FOR HERS) AS WELL AS THE IECC-2012 INSULATION STANDARDS FOR DIFFERENT CLIMATE ZONES IN THE U.S.
SEE ALSO BELIEVES IT IS IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AS TO HOW SEE'S STANDARDS CAN BE MET IN A VERY ECONOMICAL FASHION.
SEE standards can:
1) Provide for energy savings that more than cover any financing costs,
2) Alternatively, provide for a high ROI (Return on Investment),
3) Create well-paying middle-class jobs to end our economic slump,
4) Help cutback on wasted energy and thus environmental pollution,
5) Assure long term vibrant local & national economies,
6) Reduce dependency on foreign energy sources,
7) Provide a hedge against higher energy prices saving even more money in the future, and
8) Give us more comfortable homes and places to work.
Feel free to join this web site and to share your ideas and/or expertise in this critical area or just use the knowledge you gain to help yourself and others to achieve more energy independence.
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SEE's first priority is concerned with the construction of Super Energy Efficient building envelopes (a.k.a. enclosures) - - the single most important aspect to consider when addressing a home or building's energy efficiency. This does not mean that other aspects of a home's energy efficiency are not important, but for maximum economy and efficiency, the building envelope should be considered first before other issues such as HVAC are addressed.
SEE is also not a particular method of building and no one specific way to build is recommended as different climate zones will require different approaches. For Climate Zone 6, I have at least two economical approaches for new housing as well as at least two economical ones for existing homes.
The SEE Standards are simple:
A new SEE home's building envelope needs to be designed to use at least 75% less energy for heating & cooling than an identical home built to 2006 IECC insulation standards (the basis for HERS).
An existing home retrofitted to SEE standards again needs to be designed to use at least 75% less energy for heating & cooling than an identical new home built to 2006 IECC insulation standards. As most existing homes are not built to 2006 IECC standards, the energy savings of existing homes should be greater than 75%.
These SEE standards have been proven by many builders to be easily and economically attainable for new homes and for most existing homes.
Finally we have a simple & brief book that is designed to explain to homeowners what SEE (Super Energy Efficient) homes & buildings are all about. Learn how PEOPLE can be EMPOWERED to receive the many diverse benefits of building new and retrofitting our existing homes to SEE standards.
Learn how a SEE home or building can:
1) Pay for its additional costs AND save you money immediately,
2) Save you hundreds of thousands of dollars into the future,
3) Help to clean up our environment,
4) Create jobs and help our local & national economies in the short term,
5) Assure a long term vibrant future economy,
6) Reduce our dependence on foreign energy, and
7) Provide for more comfortable living & working environments.
YOU, personally, can do all of this without any government support.
THIS IS A NON-TECHNICAL BOOK, WHICH PURPOSE IS TO EDUCATE "EVERYONE" (a.k.a. The General Public) ON SEE.
Available for review or purchase @
SEE (SUPER ENERGY EFFICIENT) CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Learn and share what SEE construction technology is all about, and how it goes far beyond the standards of most “energy efficient housing” being built or renovated in the United States today.
Importantly, the concepts behind SEE can easily be adapted and applied to both EXISTING, as well as NEW Homes & Buildings.
Our homes and offices use 40% of the total energy consumed in the U.S. today. Building new and converting our existing buildings to SEE standards can conservatively cut that in half - - meaning a 20+% reduction in U.S. energy use.
There are many compelling reasons why adopting SEE standards, will not be a choice, but an economic requirement for the owners of all future buildings - - both new & existing.
Join our efforts to help promote the SEE concept to your friends and beyond!
SEE’s hope is to build strong membership support among the general public as well as from all builders and material suppliers that believe in and endorse the concepts of energy efficient homes and buildings as also promoted by the Energy Star, LEEDS, Passive House, and Net Zero programs.
We also extend an open invitation for membership to the manufacturers and installers of all solar energy & wind turbine products as well as the manufacturers and suppliers of any alternative energy related products or systems.
SEE is also investigating the formation of banking institutions designed to specifically support making alternative energy saving concepts & materials available to the general public in an affordable manner. Such a venture would also provide for financing businesses that manufacture and install energy saving and energy generating products for consumers.
The purpose of this group is to introduce and explain the concept of SEE (Super Energy Efficient) construction to the average home and building owner
SEE homes and buildings far exceed the NBC (National Building Code) recommended insulation standards, which do vary for different zones in the U.S. They are also at the extreme end of energy efficiency, as supported by the Federal Energy Star Housing Program. SEE standards can easily be adopted for new construction as well as adapted for renovating older existing homes. Virtually every home in the U.S. can become a SEE home. Just imagine, that if a new SEE home uses 75+% less energy for space heating than a new commonly built energy efficient home today, how much improvement can be achieved for an existing older less energy efficient home. Our homes and offices use 40% of the total energy consumed in the U.S. Adopting this single concept alone, can conservatively cut total U.S. energy use by more than 20% - - TWENTY PERCENT. This is ten times more than the limited potential of any new Alaskan oil fields and can begin producing energy savings and economic benefits within a matter of months - - energy savings that will never run out over time.
SEE homes and buildings have many very compelling reasons why they will not be a choice, but a requirement for all future buildings - - both new and existing. They are simply a very good investment for everyone’s personal economic future. Become sold on SEE and help us to promote SEE to friends and beyond!
The advantages of SEE housing are broad and will benefit everyone in some fashion. Individual owners of SEE buildings will find they have a lower cost of home or building ownership (principal/interest/taxes - - plus energy costs) than if they owned the same building as a non-SEE structure. As energy costs rise, their lower costs of ownership will only be multiplied. Also, their buildings value will surely increase faster than for non-SEE buildings.
The rest of us will all benefit from:
1) less pollution that causes the global warming, as well as human health issues,
2) lower energy costs, as less energy demand will mean overall lower energy prices, and
3) a much sounder U.S. economy - - in the short-term as well as long-term.
The biggest economic positive of converting existing homes and buildings to SEE standards is that it will begin a whole new industry in the U.S. - - SEE remodeling. As such, it has the potential to quickly get our housing industry back to work and build up our manufacturing base - - an area of the U.S. economy that has been constantly exported. Converting to SEE housing will simply add millions of well-paying “non-exportable“ jobs to the construction, distribution, and manufacturing sectors of the U.S. economy.
These new jobs will be spread evenly throughout the U.S., wherever there are homes and businesses. This will bolster the U.S. economy, as the effect of every manufacturing dollar added to the U.S. economy is multiplied by a factor of 10 as the benefits of that dollar filters through our economy. Also, people not spending money on energy will mean they can make purchases in other areas of our economy - - saving/adding jobs. The result of all these new jobs will simply add to Federal Income Tax revenues - - again benefiting us all.
The next question you may have, is who will pay for the conversion to SEE housing?
Well, the “smart” home or building owner of course!Those smart people will initially pay a higher mortgage payment on their SEE home or building, but the added mortgage costs will be immediately more than offset by energy savings plus mortgage tax advantages. Bottom line, money simply not spent on energy will pay for the financial costs of constructing and remodeling homes and buildings to SEE standards. This will happen while also improving our environment, keeping energy costs down, and having a dramatic effect on improving our short-term & long-term economic outlook.
SEE provides a MAJOR, YET SIMPLE SOLUTION to the many problems now facing the United States and the World. What now needs to happen is to get SEE information out to those within our society that can really help to get this concept to be broadly accepted. We need to 1) get politicians on board (from the Federal to the State level as well as local), 2) add the concept of SEE to organizational efforts like the Picken’s Plan, and 3) get each and everyone of us to understand and convince others of the value of building to SEE standards.
All I ask of each and every one of you, that now understand SEE, is to please get the information about SEE out to everyone that you know and ask them to tell their friends - - FOR ALL OF OUR SAKES !
Welcome aboard this information train !
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