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 Chimney Balloon

Author: Mark Furst
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March 09, 2009

Most homeowners like to have the option of using the fireplace once in a while. I operate Grading Spaces LLC, Home Inspection and Performance Analysis, serving residences in southern Wisconsin since 2002. It’s the ... [continue reading]

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Superinsulating My Old House

Author: John Krigger
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January 03, 2009

Aging office worker tackles challenging superinsulated retrofit and lives to tell about it. [continue reading]

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Window Labels: Missing in Action

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September 07, 2008

Thermal certification field labeling is simple, and inexpensive, when a knowledgeable representative from the window manufacturer is involved. [continue reading]

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Toward an Affordable Zero-Energy Home

Author: Robb Aldrich
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September 07, 2008

Rural Development, Incorporated (RDI) is recognized nationally as a leader in developing and building sustainable and affordable housing; part of RDI’s mission is to provide efficient, healthy, affordable homes to residents of Franklin ... [continue reading]

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Serious Materials Rocks

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July 01, 2008

Gypsum. It’s not just for Twinkies. The mineral, a semi hydrous form of calcium sulfate, with many uses from Plaster of Paris to Chinese Medicine and even Twinkies, is mined all over the ... [continue reading]

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Fixing Air Leakage in Connecticut Town Houses

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July 01, 2008

After energy improvements were made to some town houses, a second look revealed big opportunities for energy and money savings. [continue reading]

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Caitriona Cooke

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

Shawna Henderson

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...

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