Heat Control Green Building

Heat Control, Heat Flow, Green Building, Green Builders, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green HousesPlease Note:This website explains green building for a climate zone comparable to North Texas or Central Texas, such as the climate of Waco or Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. It is important to hire a green builder who is an expert in energy-efficient building in your climate zone.

Heat Flow and Control in Green Building

Heat Control Is Crucial


This website is for the climate zone that includes North Central Texas or the DFW area such as Plano, Keller, or Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.  Regardless of your climate zone, the first priority for green building or energy-efficient remodeling is to hire an energy consultant and a green builder who understand and use up-to-date green building practices for your area. 

The control of heat flow into and within buildings saves energy.Saving energy always saves money. It makes us comfortable. It impacts health, durability, and productivity.It helps toeliminate mold growth and interior condensation. It reduces theimpact of our homes on the environment. Heat control is crucial to greenbuilding.

The two most important sources of heat flow are heat from the sun, whichcreates passive solar design,  and the movement of air.  The naturaltendency of heat is to move from warmer objects or spaces to cooler objects orspaces.

Heat flows through buildings from:

  • Solar radiation through windows.
  • Objects in the building envelope other than windows.
  • Leakage.
  • Ventilation.
  • Generation of heat from animal or human bodies or through their activities such as washing clothes or cooking.

Controlling heat flow with as little energyexpense as possible is an important aspect of designing green buildings. Yet,controlling heat in a building is complicated. It requires effective:

  • Air barriers
  • Control of solar radiation
  • Insulation
  • Control of heat generated internally
  • Control of thermal bridging. 

Click below for more thermal information.

What is heat?

Heattransfer in green building.

What makes us comfortable? Do you need an energy consult
or energy audit or
green builder/remodeler
in North Central Texas
or the Dallas-Fort Worth area?
Contact Terry Jensen
Frugal Energy, LLC
817 443-2553 or 972 251-1532


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Note: The opinions expressedherein are exclusively those of the writers or other participants and do not necessarily reflect theposition of CyberParent,LLC. They are not intended to take the place of advice of ahealth, legal, or other professional whose expertise you might need to seek.This website explains green building and green remodeling for a climate zonecomparable to North Central Texas or Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas,  It isimportant to hire a green builder and an energy consultant who are experts inenergy-efficient building in your climate zone and who use the most up-to-dategreen building information.

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