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Contractors Face Changing Marketplace

Author: Ann Kelly
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May 01, 1997

If a nationally known expert on building trends is correct, the home retrofit and remodeling marketplace will become dominated by corporate players who sell contracting services with their products. [continue reading]

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Passive Solar Success Set in Concrete

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May 01, 1997

Passive solar design combined with thermal mass construction is a proven technique for energy and cost efficiency. At Tierra Concrete Homes, we use this technique in our passive solar concrete homes. [continue reading]

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Wall R-Values that Tell It Like It Is

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March 01, 1997

Several new wall systems are gaining popularity, due to increasing interest in energy efficiency, alternatives to dimensional wood framing, and building sustainable structures. [continue reading]

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Heat Pumps and Manufactured Homes: Making the Marriage Work

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November 01, 1996

In my job as the factory-built home specialist for North Carolina's Alternative Energy Corporation (AEC), I have been crawling under, in, and around manufactured homes for the last dozen years, looking for causes of, and solutions to, building energy problems. [continue reading]

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Advanced Houses: The Canadian Experience

Author: Tim Mayo and Robin Sinha
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September 01, 1996

The goal of Canada's Advanced Houses program was to build houses that are far more energy efficient, environmentally benign, and healthy for occupants than typical Canadian houses. [continue reading]

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New Pioneering in Straw Bale Building

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July 01, 1996

No, they're not living in haylofts. The horses don't knock the houses down for bedding. And the big bad wolf doesn't chase the residents off in search of bricks and mortar. [continue reading]

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A Plan to Stop Fluffing and Cheating in Attic Insulation

Author: Nan Wishner
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May 01, 1996

In the mid-1980s, a Georgia utility became concerned about the large number of attic insulation jobs being done for its energy-efficient home construction program that failed to meet the program's standards. [continue reading]

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Building the Suncube

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May 01, 1996

Armed with a home equity loan, a contractor's license, and some knowledge of energy-efficient technologies, I built an affordable, passive-solar house in Chico, California. [continue reading]

In Memory of Rob deKieffer

Jim Gunshinan, on behalf of Courtney Moriarta

In Memory of Rob deKieffer

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people ...

The Real Women of Home Performance

Amy Beley

The Real Women of Home Performance

At the ACI National Conference this year, I was remiss that there was no official presence of Women in ...

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