Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip
An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.
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]
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]
Steel stud walls are notoriously inefficient due to thermal bridging, but new construction and insulating methods are solving that problem. [continue reading]
An inexpensive process for adding reflective coatings to rooftops saves energy and lives. [continue reading]
Reflective roofing represents one of the most significant energy-saving options available to homeowners and builders. [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...