Prudent Living, Inc

Prudent Living, Inc

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  • The Construction of a High Performance Home: Week 2

    Winter has returned with a vengeance, which only adds to my already growing disdain for it. February is the worst. Next month, March will be the worst.

  • Affordable Zero Energy Homes: Exterior Wall Assembly

    To keep any house affordable, efficiency during the construction process is key. A high-performance wall assembly is no exception. There are multiple ways to construct a high-performance wall, but which one makes the most sense from a cost standpoint when building an affordable zero energy home?

Prudent Living, Inc

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • The Construction of a High Performance Home: Week 1

    I used to like winter; the deep snow, the cold, and the fun that came with it. Sure, I could still find ways to make it fun if I wanted to, but there isn’t much fun about winter in Vermont as it relates to work, especially construction. I don’t spend much time in the field anymore, so at least I don’t have to deal with working in the elements that way. I just have to plan for changing ...

Prudent Living, Inc

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Underslab Solutions for Affordable Zero Energy Homes, Part 3

    The question isn’t so much, “How can we save money and still get an affordable zero energy home, but “where” can we save money?” Since we start building with a foundation, then it’s logical that the cost of a foundation is a good first place to start looking for places to save money. This blog will focus on the many details and considerations we encounter when building a zero energy ho...

  • Affordable Zero Energy Homes at Southscape in Wilder, VT, Part 2

    In the not-too-distant past, not enough attention was paid to the slab. The foundation hole was dug and leveled, and then four to six inches of concrete we poured into the forms. Some builders still take a similar approach to the slab (especially what is under it). But concrete slabs aren’t like carpet. Once concrete is poured, there’s no easy way to take corrective action. If struc...

  • Affordable Zero Energy Homes at Southscape in Wilder, VT, Part 1

    One of the biggest challenges that builders in the Northeast face is the high cost of construction. Part of the challenge is just finding an affordable south facing land that has a good source of water, power nearby, and friendly soils that can support a septic system and allow for a foundation without blasting and installing lots of retaining walls. We are quickly running out of re...

  • The Monster is the House

    Just after Christmas, the cold snap arrived, just as predicted by The Old Farmer’s Almanac. At first, the man wasn’t too concerned. The oil tank was full, he had managed to split and stack quite a lot of poplar. The first night wasn’t so bad; the big thermometer on the tree outside registering just a little below zero. The wind wasn’t blowing, so it was just a little colder than an ...

  • The Prudent Living Train Diorama is a Museum Work of Art

    by Guest Blogger: Larry Huot The Prudent Living Train is a Museum Work of Art with the unbelievable attention to detail in so many different interesting, historical, and educational ways. The multiple trains that operate at a press of the button for every child and every age get the action started. The engines that pull the winding trains thru countryside and cities are recognizab...

  • All Aboard The Prudent Living Train

      In 2013, Prudent Living Inc. (PLI) opened its Educational Train Display, measuring 24 feet by nearly 45 feet, at LaValleys Building Supply at Rte. 12-A, Colonial Plaza, West Lebanon, NH (open Monday through Saturday). The theme of the diorama, which took a team seven months to build, is: “How America Makes Energy and How We Use It.” The project’s goal is to connect an educationa...

  • What is a Prudent Living Net Zero Energy Home?

      Prudent Living was incorporated in 2009, but it feels like it could have happened this morning. It amazes me how much we have changed and how fast it’s happened; almost as if I got into a DeLorean on my way to work this morning and punched in the year 2013. Does time really go by that fast or did I get transported into the future without knowing it? It hasn’t always seemed to g...

  • Your New Net Zero Energy Custom Home Won’t Make You Sick

    I asked my Dad to create the blog for this week. Here’s what he had to say: The notion that a house can become sick has always interested me. I have seen five-year-old houses that were so sick that they had to be torn down. It was a very sad situation where an older builder, who was very proficient at installing studs and plywood, trusses and shingles, failed to keep up with the t...

  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Let Us Build A Custom Zero Energy Home, pt4

    Reason 4: Your Home Will Pay You Back Over Time Over the span of a thirty-year mortgage, your operational savings could be as high as $200,000.00, compared to an identical house built to minimum energy codes at the same time. Sustainable strategies really do make a difference! Yes, there might be an initial 10 percent difference in building cost, due to the high tech, high perf...

Prudent Living, Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

Prudent Living, Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Never Too Old!

    Paul Biebel, president of Biebel Builders and Prudent Living, Inc. has been honored by the Governor's Commission on Successful Aging.  A special review team comprised of private sector representatives, state government, mature workers and commission members reviewed numerous applications submitted for consideration for a Governor's Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Wor...

Prudent Living, Inc

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • 6 Reasons Why We Love to Build High Performance / Net Zero Custom Homes

    We love doing what we do, especially since it helps you immediately, and it will keep on helping you, and those you care about, on into the future as far as anyone can see! Because your new high performance / net zero custom home will make you more energy- independent from the day you move in. Even if energy prices rise, your wallet will not suffer. In fact, you may gain as electri...

Prudent Living, Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

Prudent Living, Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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