Strategies to Build Toward Zero
Energy - Part 3
In the last two parts of Strategies to Build Toward Zero Energy we discussed air sealing, improving enclosure, appliances, and energy conservation. In this article, we will be discussing water conservation and the mechanical aspects of building.
Simple steps can be taken here as well. Dual flush toilets can save thousands of gallons of water a year per household. Low flow fixtures reduce the gpm (gallons per minute) rate on faucets and showerheads. Efficient dishwashers and frontloading clothes washers use considerably less water than... MORE
Chicago Road Trip #11
Every year in mid-March the partners of Morrissey Builders join other men from various churches to make a ‘Building and Outreach’ road trip to Chicago. It all started eleven years ago when Sean Morrissey connected with Chris and Monica De Laurentis of Inner City Church of Minneapolis. Initially, Chris and Monica were asked to assist with an existing ministry that was struggling in the neighborhood of Englewood, Chicago and today they are currently co-Pastoring the Inner City Churches... MORE
Josh Crenshaw of Morrissey Builders has been recognized as a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant CPHC as of January 1, 2012 by the Passive House Institute US.
The Passive House certification is one of the highest of all building standards in the world in regards to energy efficiency. These homes are superior in indoor air quality, energy conservation, thermal comfort, and durability... MORE
We live in a nation of abundant water resources. Clean and safe dinking water is available everywhere you look from the public fountain to the rows of bottled water choices at the convenient store. We use water to cook and clean. We fill our whirlpool tubs and water our lawns. Water is... MORE