Energy Reconsidered Inc. (ER) is a construction and product development firm specializing in the delivery and implementation of sustainable and high performance buildings products within the United States of America construction industry. Our goal is to bring the USA closer to and even exceed the European energy model of Passivhaus
Recently, we had to say goodbye to an old friend who started this vision. Our CEO and Founder, Manfred Knobel, passed away after a 2 year battle with cancer. Even though Manfred has left on our side on this earthly journey, we are committed to fulfilling his vision of a world that is powered by its' natural, renewable
For the 401 Crescent Road Project, our intention is to reduce the environmental impact of the existing building with two approaches. The first being to (tighten up the shell of the existing structure) and the second to utilizing new mechanical systems that looks to transfer the current energy consumption from fossil fuel driven
Across the US, solar radiation ranges from 1.25 kWh/m2/day in parts of Alaska, to over 8 kWh/m2/day in Southern California. When utilized effiecently even in the coolest climates that is nearly 2 time the energy required to regulate a buildings temperature.
The ground has an immense capacity to equalize temperature and retain heat. Imagine a system that could utilize this energy as a starting point to reaching the desired comfort zone instead of beginning from the fluctuating air temperature.
Allowing this naturally occurring and abundant resource we employ this fluid to be the medium in which we harvest, deposit, and reuse the thermal energy between the sun and the earth. One could say it is the thread that ties the two together.
Taking cures for our body. Air is critical for our life. It invigorates and enlivens our blood cells to carry on throughout our veins. The same is true for buildings. We are relying on a continual air flow to ensure the freshest and highest quality air, which ultimately allows us to regulate our spaces within the buildings we build.
Michael graduated from Temple University with a degree in architecture and has been a serial entrepreneur since that time.
Holding a master’s degree from the Barcelona Institute of Architecture, Melissa can be considered a “generalist” in the field, excelling in architectural design, urban studies, history/theory, and energy technologies.
Bryan is also a business owner with a plethora of business management experience, he specializes in branding/marketing online and finance.
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