Saving on Energy Costs by Using Proper Insulation
To those that are in the designing of buildings and the calculating of energy cost, I suggest you look at the following website: www.energy-design-tools.aud.ucla.edu/heed/.
This website brings you into a HEED Program (Home Energy Efficient Design). It also points to a huge amount of valuable information, such as the use of mass, insulation, stopping air leakage and the orientation of structures toward the sun.
With Monolithic Domes, we have found that the mass with urethane on the exterior more than doubles its effectiveness as an insulation. In fact, it gets ridiculously high.
Those of you who care, need to study this information and get acquainted with the concepts on this website.