Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.

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The Lowdown on Structural Insulated Panels

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January 01, 2002

More builders are recognizing the benefits of building with structural insulated panels, yet unless the panels are properly installed, moisture buildup can create major problems. [continue reading]

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Valuing Air Barriers

Author: Duncan Hill
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September 01, 2001

Without national or local codes or regulations to mandate well-sealed apartment buildings, selling the cost benefit of tight building practices is key. [continue reading]

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Steel Stud Walls: Breaking the Thermal Bridge

Author: Jan Kosny
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July 01, 2001

Steel stud walls are notoriously inefficient due to thermal bridging, but new construction and insulating methods are solving that problem. [continue reading]

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Affordable Cooling at its Peak

Author: Liz Robinson
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July 01, 2001

An inexpensive process for adding reflective coatings to rooftops saves energy and lives. [continue reading]

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Roofs Reflect Better Savings

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July 01, 2001

Reflective roofing represents one of the most significant energy-saving options available to homeowners and builders. [continue reading]

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Steel Framing: How Green?

Author: Edward Wyatt
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July 01, 2001

    Steel Framing: How Green? Q: Is the use of steel framing for residential construction turning into a trend that we must now take seriously? Isn't energy efficiency very tricky when using steel? ... [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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