Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes

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Comparing Eight Cold-Climate PH Envelopes

Passive Houses with different wall systems are studied to see what their life cycle energy and carbon savings are compared to conventionally built homes.

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Canada's Magnificent Condo

Author: Duncan Hill
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January 01, 2004

Testing reveals how well this building's design and construction are withstanding the test of time - and building occupancy. [continue reading]

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Some Research Begins at Home

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November 01, 2003

        At Integrated Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS), our mission is to enable the industry to build high-quality homes.To further that mission, IBACOS is constantly looking for opportunities to ... [continue reading]

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Making a Habit of Habitat

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September 01, 2003

There might have been some bumps along the way, but a collaboration between a nonprofit, a builders association, and a major building supply company yielded some efficient, comfortable, and affordable results. [continue reading]

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Swiss Efficiency

Author: Beat Kampfen
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September 01, 2003

Architectural design has a new attitude toward the environment and follows the principles of ecology, energy efficiency, and sustainability. [continue reading]

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The Carpet Industry Nudges Toward Green

Author: Edward Wyatt
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May 01, 2003

        Carpets play a critical role in making homes more comfortable by warming up cold floors and reducing sound transfer between floors. Without carpets, unheated concrete slabs and strutting around ... [continue reading]

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Experiential Learning

Author: Tony Grahame
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May 01, 2003

Students in Arizona get credit, and valuable experience, designing and building a house. [continue reading]

Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

Macie Melendez

Point-of-Sale Energy Efficient Financing

It’s no secret that finances are often a barrier to home performance upgrades for homeowners. This is precisely ...

Sales is the Engine that Pulls the Train

Mike Gorman

Sales is the Engine that Pulls the Train

Without sales a terrible thing happens: nothing. In our corner of the shelter industry, the role of salesperson is played ...

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