Author: picadesign

What does indoor air quality have to do with home energy efficiency? More than you might expect. Many of today's homes are plagued with poor indoor air quality due to the combination of poor or insufficient ventilation, and other common building problems including moldy, damp basements...

It’s officially Summer! The heat is almost here and, even in a cold climate like Maine, many folks are forced to crank up their A/C units to make their home bearable. Both heat and humidity can cause a poorly insulated and leaky home to feel...

INTELLO Plus is a smart vapor retarder that provides a first class air barrier for thermal insulation in roofs, walls and floors. More importantly it gives structural systems a previously unachievable degree of protection from structural damage (from condensation), even under extreme climatic conditions, due...

Efficiency Maine and Susan Collins Honor Penobscot Home Performance at Efficiency Maine Symposium On January 8th Efficiency Maine held their annual symposium which brought together industry friends and colleagues. This year, Susan Collins gave the keynote address, speaking passionately about the need for action on climate...