Going Foamless: New Innovations in Insulation

Going Foamless: New Innovations in Insulation

Insulation doesn’t always mean foam! Mighty Energy is proud to sponsor many of the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s Education Sessions and this month the topic is innovation in insulation practices and going foamless. As always, this will be a great opportunity to network and learn more in the green building world. We hope to see you there!

As we better understand moisture in buildings, alternatives to foam become more appealing for a number of reasons. Perfect installations, the right insulation products and great building practices can contribute to longevity and durability in buildings. Come learn about alternatives to foam insulation and when they are appropriate.

Our Speakers:

  • Rick Blumenthal entered the construction industry as a carpenter in 1971 while he was earning his degree in Environmental Conservation and Environmental planning. From 1980 to 2010 he had his own company constructing high performance homes. Rick has certifications in Energy Star, HERS, BPI and Built Green. Rick owns and operates Construction Resources and Solutions, a consulting firm focused on building diagnostics, performance and sustainable construction. Rick is currently the Training and Certification Manager providing instruction and education on building enclosures, insulation applications and building performance.
  • Lucas Johnson has a passion for sharing knowledge about building science, project management and client services. Lucas has a masters degree in Environmental Science and Management and a background in construction. As a certified Passive House trainer her shares he shares building science principles with his customers and community. Lucas is the Western Regional Manager of 475 Building Supply.
  • Travis Weeks is the General Manager of Performance Insulation and Energy Services, a full service insulation contractor focused on high performance best practice insulation and air sealing techniques with cost affordable solutions for all budgets in retro – fit and new construction applications. He has over 18 years of construction background from foundations through finish work that has given him the education and experience to work through any project scenarios.

 

Wednesday September 27, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Phinney Neighborhood Center Lower Building | 6615 Dayton Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Register here.

Fall Radiant Heat Open Houses

Fall Radiant Heat Open Houses

Join us for one of our radiant heating open houses! Mighty Energy Solutions opens our home showroom to building professionals and homeowners regularly on Wednesdays. Our open houses this fall are: September 20, November 1, and November 15. 

Attending an open house is an opportunity to see our Ducoterra SolaRay Radiant Ceiling Panels in action. Rainy season in the Pacific Northwest can be tough, but not with Infrared Radiant Heat Panels! These panels provide cozy, healthy, and efficient heat all year long. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Come experience this comforting heat yourself at our open house.

September 20 | November 1 | November 15

3108 SW Webster St, Seattle, WA 98126

Morning Session 8:00-10:30 AM
Afternoon Session 3:00-6:00PM
[or mid day by appointment]

RSVP‘s appreciated, but not required.

Mighty Energy Session at Built Green Conference: 9/14

Mighty Energy Session at Built Green Conference: 9/14

Mighty Energy is proud to sponsor this year’s Built Green Conference on September 14th! A great way to end the summer, this event brings together professionals throughout the green building industry. The day includes sessions, speakers, and boundless opportunities to learn and connect with others excited about sustainability. This year’s keynote speaker, Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute, will discuss the intersections of green building, affordability, equity, and building policy/zoning. We’re also excited to announce that Mighty Energy will be hosting a conference session this year!

Heat – It’s Not Just Your Grandfather’s Forced Air Anymore!

This will be an interactive panel discussion on various types of efficient heat and their applications, moderated by our very own, Laura Elfline. From infrared on your ceiling, to radiant floors and heat pumps, industry experts will discuss the best solutions for many situations:

Is a heat pump really the most efficient heat source? Is it cost effective to put radiant floors in remodels? Why put heaters on the ceiling if hot air rises? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, this session is for you! Our region has a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. To accomplish this goal we need to complete multitudes of deep green energy new construction and retrofits in our existing residential and commercial building stock. Heating systems are a major factor when it comes to green construction and retrofits, and builders and designers need to stay abreast of the best energy efficient solutions for different situations. Eco-friendly heating solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Remodels often require a completely different heating system from newly-built homes, which are in turn, fully distinct from multi-family projects. In an expert panel compromised of professionals in the breadth of efficient heating solutions we will look at the variety of options for efficiently and effectively staying comfortable and the newest innovations in the marketplace, how to utilize new solutions as standalone or hybrid solutions, how systems perform in a variety of scenarios, and will discuss the best applications for each solution, along with available rebates. Panelists will also share case studies of winning and lasting applications that made a difference for their clients and the community. We hope to see you there!

 

 

September 14, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Cascadia College | 18345 Campus Way Northeast Bothell, WA

 

Register here.

Spring Radiant Heat Open Houses

Spring Radiant Heat Open Houses

Mighty Energy Solutions will be opening our home showroom to building professionals and homeowners on three Wednesdays this spring: March 22, April 19, and May 17.

Attending an open house is an opportunity to see our Ducoterra SolaRay Radiant Ceiling Panels in action. Even spring in the Pacific Northwest can be tough, but not with Infrared Radiant Heat Panels! These panels provide cozy, healthy, and efficient heat all year long. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Come experience this comforting heat yourself at our open house.

March 22 | April 19 | May 17

3108 SW Webster St, Seattle, WA 98126

Morning Session 7:30-10:30 AM
Afternoon Session 3:00-6:00PM
[or mid day by appointment]

RSVP‘s appreciated, but not required.

NorthWest Green Home Tour: April 29-30

NorthWest Green Home Tour: April 29-30

Join us!

Saturday April 29, 2017 | Westwood Addition at 9323 31st Place SW

11am – 5pm | FREE TICKETS

This Westwood Addition by LD Arch Design, transformed a typical one-story war-box home into one that is intriguing, yet approachable with modern, super-functional design for an expanding family. The project consisted of adding a second story with a master bedroom and bath, a family sized porch, and a kitchen refresh. Features include Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels and many other DEEP GREEN solutions for healthy indoor air quality and minimal impact on the planet.

The homeowners had an existing single-head ductless heat pump that was re-used to heat the main space, but they didn’t want to spend the extra money to add a second head for the upstairs. Infrared radiant ceiling panels installed in the master bedroom and bathroom were the perfect solution. They were installed in the areas where the DHP would be less effective, providing a super-efficient and cozy heating system for the entire home.

 

Low-profile and out of the way, radiant ceiling panels also seamlessly complemented the exquisite design by Parie Hines (LD Arch Design) to create a warm, bright, and welcoming master suite.

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The tour will also feature Model Remodel‘s Columbia City Backyard Cottage heated with Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels. It was designed by Sheri Newbold of Live-Work-Play Architecture to maximize low-cost, efficient solutions. RCPs provide efficient, cozy heat throughout the compact space from a simple and aesthetically pleasing source. Read more about the project here.

Saturday April 29, 2017 | 4720 S Dawson St | 11am – 5pm 
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Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels are also featured at Molly’s Pocket Mansion! This 800sf  DADU was designed and built by  S.A.G.E. Designs NW and LastingNest to maximize ease of living, natural lighting, and quiet in the space.
Saturday April 29, 2017 | 11am – 5pm | 2608 46th Ave SW

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You’ll have another chance to see Radiant Ceiling Panels in action at the Frelard Net Zero Ready House on Sunday, April 30th. Built by Abode Builders, this project showcases how RCP’s can complement your net zero goals! Read more here.
Sunday April 30, 2017 | 355 NW 46th St
11am – 5pm | FREE TICKETS

See you there!