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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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]

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A New York Success Story

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March 01, 2003

Value engineering allows a development of 30 affordable three-family homes to meet Energy Star standards. [continue reading]

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New Construction Report Card, Part II

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March 01, 2003

Complex building designs make even the best-laid plans for home performance hard to fulfill. [continue reading]

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Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Daniel Clark

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...

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